DSP&S Eligibility and Disability Verification
DSP&S provides services and accommodations to assist students who have temporary or permanent disabilities that affect academic functioning.
Eligible disabilities include:
- physical disabilities
- deaf/hard of hearing
- blind/low vision
- learning disabilities
- acquired brain injury
- attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder
- intellectual disabilities
- autism spectrum disabilities
- mental health disabilities
- other disabilities which limit one or more major life activites and which imposes an educational limitation (Title 5 Regulations, Section 56032-56044, 56002).
If you are not sure whether you are eligible for services, please contact the DSP&S office at the campus you attend for further information.
In order to receive DSP&S services, students must:
- Have an disability which is verified and is determined to result in an educational limitation by appropriate DSP&S professional staff. (Title 5 Regulations, Section 56006.)
- Complete an intake interview and, if necessary, participate in additional testing to establish eligibility.
- Complete all required program paperwork which will include but is not limited to:
- Application for Services
- Consent to Release Information
- Disability Verification: Healthcare providers may complete the medical or mental health verification forms. DSP&S may also be able to use other verification records such as Psych Reports/IEP records, outside assessments by a licensed professional and other official medical record documentation.
- For questions regarding verification, please speak with a DSP&S Counselor.
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