Eligibility - Disabled Students Programs and Services

Title 5, Section 56006 currently outlines the following provisions for the determination of eligibility for DSPS services: (a) In order to be eligible for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services and/or instruction authorized under this chapter, a student must have a disability which is verified pursuant to subdivision (b) which results in an educational limitation identified pursuant to subdivision (c) of this section.

(b) The existence of a disability may be verified, using procedures prescribed by the Chancellor, by one of the following means:

  1. observation by certificated DSPS staff;
  2. assessment by certificated DSPS staff; or
  3. review of documentation by certificated staff provided by appropriate agencies or certified or licensed professionals outside of DSPS.

(c) The student's educational limitations must be identified by certificated staff and described in the Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) required pursuant to Section 56022. Eligibility for each service provided must be directly related to an educational limitation consistent with Section 56000(b) and Section 56001.