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Disability Support Programs & Services Division

Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) Welcome



Our Mission

The mission of the Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) Division is to ensure access to the college's curriculum, facilities, and programs, and to promote student success in realizing individual educational and vocational goals.





Programs and Services

The Disability Support Programs and Services Division Includes on and off campus programs offering a comprehensive array of accommodations, educational assistance classes, and support services.


See below for brief program overviews and contact information.



student at DSS desk with secretaryDSS provides help for students with:

          • Physical Disabilities
          • Learning Disabilities
          • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
          • Blind/low Vision
          • Acquired Brain Impairment (ABI)
          • ADHD
          • Autism Spectrum
          • Intellectual Disabilities
          • Mental Health Disabilities
          • Other Chronic Health Conditions

Academic adjustments, Auxiliary Aids, and Services include:

DSS Location:

Registration & Student Services Bldg. (RSS) Room 141 (Map)

Phone: 408.864.8753

Program Contact: Patricia Whelan
Web site:


female student on weight machineThe APE program offers a broad range of courses to meet the fitness needs of students with disabilities.  The curriculum is designed to accommodate personal fitness goals through individual instruction as well as group instruction. Most classes are held on-campus in a large dedicated gym or accessible pool. Classes are also offered in the community for older adults with disabilities.


These include adapted courses in:

  • Aerobics
  • Aquatics
  • Outdoor education
  • Strength development
  • Total fitness
APE On-campus Class Locations:
Physical Education & Athletics Complex
Room PE 13 and Pool (Map)
Phone: 408.864.8885

Program Contact: Michael Fosnaugh
Web site:

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In partnership with HOPE Services since 1975.
Off-Campus sites offering courses in work preparation and support for students with intellectual disabilities.



Off-campus Locations:

  • HOPE-De Anza: Whittier  || 1555 Parkmoor Ave. San Jose, CA 95128
  • HOPE-De Anza:  Alfred || 3080 Alfred St.  Santa Clara, CA 95054

Phone: 408.282.0427

Program Contact:Monica Sheirich


Other Contact Information

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Building: Advance Technology Center (ATC), Suite 209
Contact: Marilyn Booye
Phone: 408.864.8407

Last Updated: 12/6/16