Presentation on theme: "Merced College Disabled Students Program & Services"— Presentation transcript:
1Merced College Disabled Students Program & Services
2PhilosophyAll disabled students are part of the college’s mainstream program and services.The DSP&S staff provides a supportive and individualized approach to the provision of services.Students are encouraged to be independent and are expected to be responsible.It is the belief of Disabled Students Program & Services (DSP&S) that all individuals have unexplored potential.The DSP&S program is committed to focusing on the educational needs and goals of students and to seeking solutions and strategies to compensate for the obstacle (s) blocking these goals.
3Types of Disabilities Served Orthopedic/Mobility DisabilitiesVisually ImpairedOther Physical DisabilitiesHearing DisabilitiesSpeech & Language DisabilitiesLearning DisabilitiesAcquired Brain ImpairmentIntellectual DisabilitiesPsychological DisabilitiesAdd New Pick
4Services Available To All DSP&S Students CounselingRegistration AssistancePriority RegistrationCampus OrientationsMonitoring/Follow-upAccommodation (s) Letters for InstructorsLiaison with Instructors, Community Agencies, and On-Campus Offices and ProgramsAdd New Pic
5Services Which Are Disability Specific Note takingInterpreters for the DeafTest Accommodations (Quiet Room, Extended Time)Print in Alternate Formats (Brailled, MP 3’s, E-Text, Enlarged)Closed Captioned VideosAdaptive PEAssistive Computer Technologies Access and TrainingSpecialized Equipment LoanDP Temporary Parking Permits (On-Campus “Blue Curb” Only)Diagnostic Assessment for Learning Disabilities
6How To Receive Services From Disabled Students Program & Services Students with Learning Disabilities:You must be enrolled in classes.Obtain an LD Assessment through the DSP&S Office.If you have an IEP/ Psychological Report you must bring that paperwork to the DSP&S Office. It will be reviewed by our Learning Disability Specialist. You will then be contacted to set up an appointment with a DSP&S counselor.Need to work on order
7Students with All Other Disabilities: New & Returning StudentsYou must complete steps 1-4 of the matriculation process (SSSP).For information:Phone: (209)Website:Then make an appointment with a DSP&S counselor. You must have verification of your disability before services can be provided.Enrolled StudentsMake an appointment with a DSP&S counselor. You must have verification of your disability before services can be provided.