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What is DSP&S?
Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSP&S) is a categorically funded program designed to assist those students with physical, psychological, or learning difficulties.
Services are offered to help students circumvent their functional limitations and become active, productive members of the college community. The program emphasizes independence and self-reliance while providing the support necessary for individuals to achieve their goals.
DSP&S Funding is received through the DSP&S section of the California Community College Chancellor's Office and is based on the number of students enrolled in the program as well as on the types of disabilities served. Your participation is encouraged.
Who Qualifies for DSP&S?
The program is open to any student who has a verifiable physical, psychological, or learning disability, either temporary or permanent, which causes one or more limitations on educational performance.
Funds are used to provide a wide range of services including, but not limited to:
:: Peer Counseling
:: Priority Registration
:: Test Taking Accommodation
:: Campus/Community Liaison
:: Note takers
:: Academic Counseling
:: Adaptive Equipment
:: Tape Recorders
:: Adaptive P.E.
:: Learning Disability Assessment
Assistive Technology Center
Disabled Students Program and Services now offers an Assistive Technology Center for people with disabilities. It is located on the second floor of the College Services Center, and can be accessed through the Library. The Center is under the direction of Mel Pullen, who holds a certificate as an assistive technology specialist and whose expertise and assistance is available to users. The center is open to the community in general, as well as to students, and provides a unique resource for those individuals with disabilities in the Palo Verde Valley and surrounding areas. The specialized equipment available for use in the Assistive Technology Center includes, but is not limited to, the following:
:: Screen-reading programs for blind and visually impaired persons
:: Brailled keyboards
:: Voice-to-text and text-magnification programs
:: Video magnifiers
:: Kurzweil 3000 reading machine for blind, visually impaired and learning disabled
:: Extreme reader
:: One-handed keyboards
:: Ergonomic keyboards
:: Instructional software
:: Instructional aids
:: Touch Screen Monitors
How to Enroll
In order to enroll, a student can call the DSP&S office at (760) 921-5489 or come in and make an appointment to see the DSP&S coordinator. A student may enroll at any time during the semester.
Conditions which may qualify a student include, but are not limited to, mobility impairment, blindness and other visual impairments, deaf and hearing impaired, acquired brain injuries including stroke, other conditions such as seizure disorders, cancer, AIDS/HIV, coronary problems, kidney disease, asthma, psychological diagnosis, learning disabilities, and developmentally disabled.
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