The DSPS program provides support services and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can have full and equitable access to the community college experience. In addition, many colleges provide specialized instruction as part of their DSPS program. An Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) is developed for each student served by DSPS. The AAP defines the student’s educational goals and outlines the support services and academic accommodations to be provided to address the student’s specific disability-related educational needs.
Eligibility CriteriaIn order to be eligible for support services or instruction a student with a disability must have an impairment which is verified and which results in an educational limitation. The existence of an impairment may be verified, using procedures prescribed by the Chancellor, by one of the following means or through the interactive process:
- observation by DSPS Certificated staff;
- assessment by appropriate DSPS Certificated staff; or
- review of documentation provided by agencies or by certified or licensed professionals outside of DSPS.