Presentation on theme: "Merced College Disabled Students Program & Services"— Presentation transcript:
1 Merced College Disabled Students Program & Services
2 PhilosophyAll 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.
3 Types of Disabilities Served Orthopedic/Mobility DisabilitiesVisually ImpairedOther Physical DisabilitiesHearing DisabilitiesSpeech & Language DisabilitiesLearning DisabilitiesAcquired Brain ImpairmentIntellectual DisabilitiesPsychological DisabilitiesAdd New Pick
4 Services 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
5 Services 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
6 How 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
7 Students 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.