Available Support Services - Disabled Students Programs and Services

The DSPS program at Ohlone College offers support services for students with disabilities of all types. We have personalized counseling and program planning, learning skills instruction, adaptive physical education classes, adaptive technology, and accommodations needed for students to meet their academic and career goals.

In order to receive services, students need to show proof of a disability verified by a professional qualified to do so. Incoming students from high school need to bring in their latest IEP (with goals) and their last School Psychologist's Report (available at the school district office). Students with learning disabilities need to have up-to-date (within the last 3 years) testing results from their school psychologist, using adult-normed assessments. Other disabilities need documentation signed by a medical doctor and/or other appropriate professionals.

Counseling Services

  • Priority registration, placement testing
  • Specialized academic advising and program planning
  • One-on-one assistance with compensatory learning strategies
  • Career counseling
  • Study skills counseling
  • Liaison with faculty and school administration to mediate problem situations
  • Personal counseling
  • Collaboration with the State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Assessment for Learning Disabilities eligibility at the community college level.
  • More information about DSPS Counseling

Instructional Services

  • Learning skills classes in math, reading, writing and career planning
  • Adaptive PE classes
  • Academic tutoring tailored to students with learning difficulties
  • Disability Awareness Month

Interpreting and Accommodation Services

  • Extended time and/or a distraction reduced environment for testing
  • Notetaking assistance
  • Scribes or readers for tests/assignments
  • Materials in alternate formats; i.e., audio tape, electronic text, large print, or Braille (see Alternate Media Policy)
  • Use of adaptive technology
  • Mobility assistance
  • Interpreters
  • More information about Interpreting and Accommodation Services