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College of the Redwoods Special Programs Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) Helping Students Transition from High School to College
What is EOPS? Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) History Purpose Requirements Services
EOPS History Extended Opportunities Programs & Services Began in 1969 Social Reform Program of California Community Colleges Currently serves 1,400 CR students
EOPS Purpose The mission of EOPS at College of the Redwoods is to identify students affected by language, social and economic disadvantages, and to assist those students to achieve their educational objectives and goals.
EOPS Eligibility Enrolled full-time (12 units or more) Board of Governor’s (BOG) method A or B eligible Have not completed 70 semester units Educationally disadvantaged –Remedial math and/or English placement –No high school diploma –First generation college student –Underrepresented population
EOPS Requirements Academic progress (complete at least 75% of units attempted with 2.0 GPA) Attend an EOPS Orientation Three contacts per semester (two with Counselor and one with Advisor, Peer Mentor, or Student Services Specialist) Complete Student Education Plan (SEP) and update once per semester Complete EOPS Exit Interview before leaving CR
EOPS Services Counseling/advising Student planner Priority registration and workshop Book voucher/parking pass or bus pass Peer mentoring and tutoring (new Mentor Center in ASC!) Transfer and career exploration CARE and CR CalWORKs programs Bridge-Way Club Learning Community opportunity
Other Special Programs Learning Community –Linked classes. English 350 and General Studies CR CalWORKs –Parent receiving cash aid from Department of Health and Human Services CARE –Single parent of child receiving cash aid from Department of Health and Human Services Clubs – Bridge-Way (students raised in foster care or feel like they raised themselves)
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Who is DSPS and what does it do? Established by California Education Code Title V to serve students with disabilities in California Community Colleges. Charged with determining eligibility and providing reasonable academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Supports nearly 1200 students district wide by providing services and accommodations to those who qualify.
What kinds of services do we provide students? Priority registration Note takers Sign-language interpreters and real-time captioners On-campus transportation services (bus, scooters) Tape recorders and MP3 players CD or electronic texts (e-text) Large print material and Braille In-classroom furniture Learning Disabilities assessment Instructional support Assistive technology Testing accommodations Academic counseling and advising
Who qualifies for services? Students with verified learning disabilities. Students with verified psychological disabilities. Students with verified physical disabilities. Students who are blind or have low vision. Students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Students with acquired brain injuries. Students with developmental disabilities. Students with speech or communication disorders. Other disabilities (e.g. ADD, ADHD, health conditions such as cancer, HIV, epilepsy, etc.)
IDEA and Section 504 IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004): Federal legislation that describes the rights of K-12 students with disabilities. IEP (Individual Education Plan): IDEA-required plan of individual K-12 students goals and objectives. Section 504: Part of the Federal Rehabilitation Act. Protects the civil rights of children and adults with disabilities in schools and workplaces that receive federal financial aid. 504 Plan: Plan that outlines accommodations and services for K-12 student with disabilities who is outside of IDEA.
ADA, 504, & Post- Secondary Education Accommodations: Appropriate academic adjustments to the learning experience. Verified disability that limits one or more major life activities, resulting in an educational limitation. An educational limitation is a disability related functional limitation in an educational setting. May not alter the fundamental nature of a course.
K-12 & College: The Differences Student Records IDEA Student records accessible by parents 504 Plan Student records accessible by parents College ADA Student records accessible by student only
K-12 & College: The Differences Conduct IDEA Special consideration for behavior 504 Plan Follows high school behavior code College ADA Follows college Code of Conduct
K-12 & College: The Differences Disability Verification IDEA District identifies 504 Plan Parent provides documentation College ADA Student provides documentation
K-12 & College: The Differences “Special Education” & curriculum modifications IDEA “Special Education” classes & curricular modifications 504 Plan Regular class/ curriculum with modifications College ADA No “special ed.” No modified curriculum. Accommodations
K-12 & College: The Differences Advocacy IDEA Teacher and IEP team advocate 504 Plan Parent and Student advocate College ADA Student Advocates for self
K-12 & College: The Differences Personal Services IDEA Transportation, personal attendants, nurse readers for study 504 Plan No personal services provided College ADA No personal services provided
What should you know to best help a high school student transition to college? Let students know they are not automatically eligible to receive the services in college that they received in high school. DSPS services are voluntary a student must request accommodations. Verification of disability is the responsibility of the student seeking accommodations. The verification must be provided by a licensed professional in a disability –related field. Although an IEP or 504 Plan may help identify services that a high school student received, it in and of itself is not sufficient as it does not contain all required elements for verification of disability.
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