Disabled Students Programs & Services at College of San Mateo - Faculty Resource Guide
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Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS)

Faculty Resource Guide

Introduction


Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) at College of San Mateo (CSM) serves more than 600 students with disabilities each year. With the passage of Federal legislation, more and more people with disabilities have the opportunity to attend college and reach their educational goals. Post-secondary institutions must provide reasonable accommodations to ensure that students with disabilities are not excluded from programs. These protections under federal law provide a clear incentive for persons with disabilities to pursue a college education.

As mandated by Title V of the California Education Code, Section 504 & 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American’s with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), College of San Mateo is committed to assisting students by providing physical access and appropriate support services for students with verified disabilities so they can fully participate in college. DSP&S support services include test accommodations, learning disabilities assessment, sign language interpreters, electronic textbooks (e-text), Braille, computer access, disability management counseling, specialized classes and adapted P.E.

We hope that this handbook will give you some general guidelines for working with any student who learns differently or requires accommodations in the classroom.

If you have additional questions or concerns, contact Disabled Students Programs & Services (DSPS) located in Building 10, Room 120. 650-574-6438.

We hope you will call on us.

DSPS Directory