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.
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:
- Note from doctor or medical provider
- Department of Rehabilitation
- 504 Plan
- Veterans Affairs
- Regional Center
- Psych-educational report
- Social Security Office Documents
Please attached documentation to the application or email documentation to email@example.com.
More About Disabled Students Programs and Services
Saddleback College offers reasonable test accommodations to students with documented disabilities.
Textbooks, instructional materials, and other printed information being converted to another format such as Braille, large print, or electronic text.
College Advantage Program - CAP is a transition program designed for graduating high school seniors with disabilities.
This program instructs students in exercises designed to maintain their health, well-being and improve their quality of life.
Saddleback College offers on campus cart transportation for students who have been approved for these services as a part of their DSPS official accommodation.
This program has an independent living and vocational curriculum that focuses on the needs of adults with disabilities.