About Disability Support Services (DSS)
|◊ History and Description ◊||◊ Eligibility and Enrollment ◊|
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The mission is to assist students with disabilities to participate fully in De Anza College's classes, programs, services as they pursue personal, vocational and educational goals.
As a comprehensive program, Disability Support Services (DSS)
- provides an array of legally mandated accommodations and supportive services
- for students with a wide variety of disabilities
- who are enrolled in De Anza's vocational certificate, degree, and university transfer programs.
Services may start with a student's initial contact at De Anza and then continue through his or her transition to work, the university, or other community options. This approach offers an on-going point of contact providing disability management counseling, a broad array of accommodations, and coordination to increase access to campus resources.
As part of the Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) Division, DSS assists the college to comply with legal mandates related to access and equal opportunity for persons with disabilities, such as applicable requirements in the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Title 5 of the California Community College Code of Regulations and Section 504 and 508 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
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The student with a verified disability works individually with a DSS Counselor or Learning Disabilities Specialist. Together, they
What Academic Adjustments, Auxiliary Aids, and Services are Available to Students?Recommendations may include, depending on the nature of the disability and its impact:
A comprehensive list and descriptions of other services and accommodations DSS provides can be found at:
DSS services are:
NOT recorded on the
official De Anza College
Students who have any verified disability that:
In most cases, documentation must be provided on De Anza College's Disability Verification Form.
For specific information on eligibility requirements and the terms used here, see Disability Definitions and Documentation.
Students with specific learning disabilities are assisted through the Learning Disabilities Support program.
Before services or accommodations can be started, a currently enrolled or prospective De Anza student who wants to receive accommodations or take educational assistance classes as a result of an eligible disability must complete the following:
For specific information and steps, see Apply for Services.
DSS is one of four programs that comprise De Anza's Disability Support Programs and Services Division. These programs offer additional services and classes and may address the needs and goals of students with other types of disabilities.