Disabiity Support Services

Disability Support Services Department

Definitions and Documentation of Disabilities

Eligibility for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and services from DSPS is based on an individual's disability diagnosis and resulting educational limitations which --

  1. Fall within the diagnostic categories listed below, and
  2. Substantially impairs one or more major life activities, and
  3. Pose an educational limitation for which a reasonable accommodation is required.

De Anza College uses the information requested on the Disability Verification Form for the purpose of determining a student’s eligibility to receive authorized academic adjustments, Auxiliary aids, and services provided by the Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Division.   *Definitions per California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 56032 to 56044

Disability Catagory
California Community College DSPS Definitions* Qualified Verification
Professionals
Notes

Physical Disability

 

(56032)

Limitation in locomotion or motor functions that limits the student’s ability to access the education process. Medical Doctor, O.D., D.C.  D.C. accepted for disabilities related to the back disorders

Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)

 

(56034)

Partial or total loss of hearing function that limits the student’s ability to access the education process.

 

Audiologist, M.D.  

Blind and Low Vision

 

(56035)

Level of vision that limit’s the student’s ability to access the educational process. M.D, Ophthalmologist, Optometrist  

Learning Disabilities (LD)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(56036)

A persistent condition of presumed neurological dysfunction that may exist with other disabling conditions.  The dysfunction is not explained by lack of proficiency in the language of instruction, or other non-neurological factors, and this dysfunction limits the student’s ability to access the educational process. Ph.D. Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, College LD Specialist**, Other qualified professional ** Learning Disabilities Support, Call 408.864-8839

Acquired Brain Impairment (ABI)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(56037)

A deficit in brain function that results in a total or partial loss of cognitive, communicative, motor, psycho-social, and/or sensory-perceptual abilities, and limits the student’s ability to access the educational process.

M.D. Neurologist,

Neuropsychologist

Submit recent Neuropsych Report, if available

 

Not applicable:

conditions induced or present at birth, or progressive and/or degenerative in nature.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 

(56038)

Neuro-developmental disorder that is a persistent deficit in attention and/or hyperactive and impulse behavior that limits the student’s ability to access the educational process. M.D., Neurologist, Neuropsychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW  

Intellectual Disabilities (ID)

 

 

(56039)

Significant limitations both in intellectual functioning and in adaptive behavior that affect and limit the student’s ability to access the educational process. Ph.D. Psychologist, College LD Specialist, Other appropriate professional Submit test results or Regional Center certification.

Autism Spectrum (AS)

 

 

(56040)

Neuro-developmental disorders described as persistent deficits that limit the student’s ability to access the educational process. M.D., Neurologist, Neuropsychologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist,  

Mental Health Disability (MH)

 

 

 

(56042)

Persistent psychological or psychiatric disorder, or emotional or mental illness that limit the student’s ability to access the educational process. Psychiatrist, Ph.D. Psychologist, LMFT, LCSW  

Other Health Conditions and Disabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

(56044)

Students with disabilities as defined in COR, Title 5 Section 56002, with other health conditions and/or disabilities that affect at least one major life activity, which are not otherwise defined in Sections 56032 – 56042, but which limit the student’s ability to access the educational process. M.D., other Licensed Certified Professionals who are legally qualified to diagnose the disability in question Examples include, but are not limited to: heart conditions, renal failure, tuberculosis, AIDS, diabetes
       
       
       

For further information on qualifying disabilities and/or signature and documentation requirements, call Disability Support Programs & Services (DSPS) Division at 408.864.8407.

Personal information recorded on this form will be kept confidential in order to protect against unauthorized disclosure. Portions may be shared with the Chancellor’s Office of
the Calif. Community Colleges or other state or federal agencies, in such a manner as to comply with applicable statues regarding confidentiality, including the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (20 U.S.C. 1232(g). Pursuant to Sect. 7 of the Federal Privacy Act (P.L. 93-578, 5 U.S.C. 552a, note), providing your social security number is voluntary. The information is being collected pursuant to Calif. Ed. Code Sect. 67310-67312, and 84850; and Calif. Code of Regs., Title 5, Sect. 56000 et seq

Disabiity Support Services Building: RSS-141
Contact: Patricia Whelan
Phone: 408.864.8753
TTY: 408.864.8748
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Last Updated: 11/7/16