Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS)

Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS) provides equal educational opportunity for students with physical, psychological, or learning disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to lead active and independent lives by participating in all college programs. Counseling, support services, and academic accommodations are provided to students who are eligible for the program.

Disabilities Supported

Physical and Psychological Disabilities

Students with the following disabilities are eligible to receive support services and academic accommodations: hearing impaired and deaf, blind and low-vision, mobility impaired, psychologically disabled (a diagnosis from a psychiatrist), and other health problems that would require special assistance.

Learning Disabilities

Students of average or above average learning aptitude may have a specific learning disability which significantly impacts their educational progress. The Cosumnes River College Learning Disabilities Program can provide support services and academic accommodations to students who have documentation of a specific learning disability from another school or professional. In addition, Diagnostic Assessment may be available for appropriately referred students who come to the DSPS program for an orientation appointment.

For specific definitions of what constitutes a disability category, please contact the DSPS office.

Accommodations

Accommodations for Individual Disabilities

Academic accommodations are interventions that students may utilize to support their academic performance. Accommodations are identified for each student on an individual basis. If an academic accommodation is requested that is not listed below, the request will be forwarded to the Dean of Counseling/Student Services for consideration. See the DSPS Coordinator for more information.

Low Vision/Blind

  • Readers and note takers
  • Test accommodations
  • Library aide
  • Audio book, large print, e-text or braille course handouts and tests in a useable format
  • Specialized equipment (see Assistive Technology Lab)

Mobility Impaired

  • Note takers and scribes
  • Test accommodations including: extended time and use of a computer

Hearing Impaired/Deaf

  • Interpreters
  • Note takers

Acquired Brain Injured

  • Note takers
  • Test accommodations including: extended time, distraction-reduced setting, and use of a computer

Psychological Disability

  • Note takers
  • Test accommodations including: extended time and distraction-reduced setting

Learning Disability

  • Note takers
  • Test accommodations including: extended time, distraction-reduced setting, and use of computer for word processing (with spell-check) and adaptive software (see Assistive Technology Lab)
  • Specialized tutoring and study strategies class
  • E-text

Eligibility

The DSPS eligibility process involves the following steps.

  1. Students must provide the DSPS program with verification of a disability.
  2. A DSPS faculty member will review the information with the student and approve those accommodations or services that are warranted due to the limitations caused by the student's disability.
  3. An Accommodations Form will be completed for each student listing the accommodations and/or services that are appropriate for that student.
  4. For those accommodations or services that will be provided for a specific course, an Accommodations Memo will be completed and taken by the student to the professor detailing the accommodation. Disability information is confidential and may not be shared with course professors unless written permission is given by the student.

Contact

crc-dsps@crc.losrios.edu
phone:
(916) 691-7275
fax:
(916) 691-7398

Hours

CRC Main Campus
Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Elk Grove Center
Wednesdays, by appointment only

Location

Business and Social Science, BS104