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Contact Information, Location & Hours


P: (310) 287-4450
E: dsps@wlac.edu


Student Services Building, 3rd Floor (SSB 320)


Mon-Thurs: 8:30am-4:30pm
Fri: 9 am-1pm
Sat: CLOSED

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Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

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Students who have special needs because of physical, communication, or learning challenges are invited to visit the DSPS program office intake, and speak to a program representative about program eligibility and services which include: 

  • Assisting with Department of Rehabilitation. sponsored support services (i.e. educational materials, books, and supplies)
  • Classroom accommodations for students with physical challenges.
  • Diagnostic Assessment for Learning Disabilities Eligibility.
  • Learning Strategies /Study Skills classes.
  • Liaison with Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic (books on tape)
  • Program Planning and Counseling.
  • Registration assistance.
  • Special accommodations for those with profound hearing loss/ visual impairments.
  • Special parking permits.
  • Test proctoring and related accommodations

If you require a sign language interpreter, please contact Michelle Hernandez (interpret@wlac.edu), three (3) days prior to coming to campus to ensure interpreter availability.


Disabled Access Transportation & Parking

Disabled PARKING is available in most WLAC parking lots.

Disabled Access transportation may drop students off near the Culver City Bus stop in front of the Student Services Building (SSB) see map. Vehicles dropping off disabled students may pull to the gate on B Street. Push the button and request entrance. Exit the vehicle at the Access stop. Then the vehicle should use the turn-around to exit B Street.
 
Students who need a ride from Freshman and Albert Vera near the Overland entrance may catch the West www.wlac.edu/Transportation/Campus-Shuttle.aspxshuttle cart in front of the Facilities.
 

Service Animals

The following are exceprts from a 2010  U.S. Department of Justice guide to ADA rules regarding Service Animals. Click here to view full 3-page document.
 
A service animal is a dog or miniature horse that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a disability. 
 
State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go.
 
Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices.

When it is not obvious what service an animal provides, the organization's staff may ask: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability, and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform. Staff cannot ask about the person’s disability, require medical documentation, require a special identification card or training documentation for the dog, or ask that the dog demonstrate its ability to perform the work or task.

DSPS Faculty and Staff:

Dr. Shalamon Duke, Dean
Fran Israel, Instructor
Andrea Smith, Learning Disability Specialist
Nancy Brambilla, Counselor
Betty Harrison, Office Assistant
Michelle Hernandez, Sign Language Interpreter

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