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Title: Disabled Students Programs


1
Disabled Students Programs ServicesOn-Line
Orientation
This is an on-line orientation of Disabled
Students Programs and Services (DSPS) at Reedley
College and the North Centers (Willow
International, Madera, Oakhurst). The DSPS
Department at Reedley College was established in
1975 to support the academic and/or vocational
goals of students with physical, learning or
psychological disabilities.
2
Disabled Students Programs Services Online
Orientation
  • This presentation has been developed to
  • Introduce you to Disabled Students Programs and
    Services at Reedley College and the North Centers
    (Willow International, Madera, Oakhurst)
  • List services and accommodations DSPS provides.
  • Explain the process of applying for DSPS
    services and accommodations.

3
DSPS Mission Statement
  • The mission of Disabled Students Programs and
    Services is to offer services to students with
    physical, learning and psychological disabilities
    beyond those provided by conventional Reedley
    College programs, thus aiding students to
    successfully pursue their individual educational,
    vocational and personal goals.
  • DSPS provides programs and services for students
    with disabilities in compliance with disability
    laws such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
    Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities
    Act (ADA).
  • Student participation in the program is voluntary
    and all information is confidential.

4
Programs, Services, Accommodations
  • Disabled Students Programs Services offers
    students
  • Special Programs Transition to College,
    Workability III, and TRIO Student Support
    Services.
  • Special Classes Developmental Service (DEVSER)
    courses are designed to improve general knowledge
    and assist students gain the skills necessary to
    successfully complete degree applicable courses.
  • Reasonable Accommodations Provide access to
    education without changing the fundamental
    elements of the course. Accommodations may
    include extended testing time, mobility
    assistance, notetaking assistance, etc.
    Accommodations will be determined by the
    documented disability, academic limitations, and
    discussion between the student and the DSPS
    counselor. For a full listing of accommodations
    please see the website.

5
Student Responsibilities
  • All students receiving services from Disabled
    Students Programs and Services are held
    responsible for complying with the State Center
    Community College District Student Code of
    Conduct, DSPS policies and procedures, and other
    campus regulations as listed in the Reedley
    College Catalog.

6
Applying for DSPS Services
  1. Submit and complete a Reedley College
    application. (www.reedleycollege.edu)
  2. Call (559) 638-0332 and schedule a New Student
    Intake appointment with DSPS.
  3. Bring verification of your disability to your
    scheduled intake appointment.
  4. Complete intake process.
  5. Take the placement test (if applicable)
    Accommodations can be requested during intake
    appointment.

7
Determining Eligibility
  • Determining the eligibility for services will
    assist the school to provide the student with
    appropriate services and reasonable
    accommodations.
  • There are nine disability categories eligible for
    DSPS services within the California Community
    College System.
  • In order to determine eligibility for services
    and accommodations, the DSPS department may need
    additional documentation to be submitted.
  • In addition to documentation, each semester the
    student must meet with his or her DSPS counselor
    to request appropriate services and sign a new
    Student Education Plan.

8
Submitting Required Documentation
  • Students may be requested to submit additional
    documentation that will assist in clarifying the
    services that are most appropriate to their
    specific disabilities.
  • Documentations may be submitted directly to
    Reedley College, Disabled Students Programs and
    Services Department.
  • Verification forms are also available as
    printable files (PDF) on the DSPS website.
  • If submitting by fax, the number is (559)
    638-0382.

9
DSPS Eligibility Categories
  • There are nine disability categories eligible for
    DSPS services within the California Community
    College System. It is important that you identify
    which category best describes your disability,
    and also determine the appropriate professional
    who can provide you with the required
    verification.
  • Acquired Brain Impairment
  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Psychological Disability
  • Mobility Disability
  • Speech and Language
  • Visual Disability
  • Developmental Delayed Learner
  • Learning Disability
  • Other Disability

10
Learning Disability Assessment
  • When you meet with a counselor during the New
    Student Intake process, you should request a
    learning disability assessment if
  • This is your first LD referral with no history of
    verified LD
  • Your previous LD testing was done prior to age
    eighteen or
  • You were tested more than three years ago.

11
DSPS Online Orientation Review
  • Students must complete the following steps to be
    eligible for Reedley College DSPS Services
  • Submit and complete a Reedley College
    application. (www.reedleycollege.edu)
  • Call (559) 638-0332 and schedule a New Student
    Intake appointment with DSPS.
  • Complete the DSPS on-Line Orientation
  • Meet with a DSPS counselor, provide verification
    of disability and the DSPS On-Line Orientation
    Certificate, and complete the intake process.
  • Take the placement test (if applicable).
    Accommodations cam be requested during intake
    appointment.

12
For Further Information Contact
  • Reedley College DSPS
  • 995 North Reed Ave.
  • Reedley, CA 93654
  • Voice (559) 638-0332
  • TTY (559) 638-0356
  • Fax (559) 638-0382
  • Willow International Center DSPS
  • 10309 N. Willow Ave.
  • Fresno, CA 93730
  • Voice (559) 325-5299
  • Madera Center DSPS
  • 30277 Ave. 12
  • Madera, CA 93638
  • Voice (559) 674-4864
  • For Information about Oakhurst Center DSPS
    please contact Willow International DSPS.

13
DSPS Online OrientationCertificate of Completion
  • I have completed and understand the Reedley
    College DSPS orientation.
  • I will submit my verification of disability to
    the DSPS office.
  • I am requesting services from DSPS by submitting
    an application for DSPS services and scheduling
    a New Student Intake appointment.
  • Signed _______________________
  • Date_____________
  • Office____________ Date____________
  • This certificate is available at the DSPS
    website for download and improved printing.
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