The Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) program provides support services, specialized instruction, and authorizes educational accommodations for students with disabilities so that they can participate fully and benefit equitably in their college experience.

Juneteenth Office Closure

Offices will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. No counselors will be available.

Offices will be open again on June 20, 2024.

Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) is developed with each student which links student's goals, curriculum, programs, and academic accommodations.

Academic Accommodations may include accommodated testing, assessment of learning disabilities, specialized counseling, interpreter services for students who are deaf, alternate media, access to adapted computers and software, priority registration and specialized instruction.

DSPS is committed to providing quality support services and specialized instruction, which enable students with verified disabilities to access and participate in all programs at Saddleback College. Services and supports, including counseling services, are available in person or remotely through Zoom or by telephone.

Applying for Services

First-time and returning students need to complete three steps to enroll in DSPS.

Apply to Saddleback College and get a student ID number. Then complete the application for services (below).

Provide Verification of Disability. Examples of acceptable documentation include, but are not limited to:

  • IEP
  • Note from doctor or medical provider
  • Department of Rehabilitation
  • 504 Plan
  • Veterans Affairs
  • Regional Center
  • Psych-educational report
  • Social Security Office Documents

Meet with a DSPS counselor.

For appointments, counseling schedules, and drop-ins please email or call (949) 582-4885.

DSPS Application for Services

Submit a DSPS Application for Services Form