Our mission is to provide equal access and educational accommodations to students with verifiable disabilities. DSPS team members encourage students to foster independence, and assist them in attaining their educational, personal, and vocational goals. DSPS provides guidance and services to students with disabilities that are designed to increase access to college instructional programs.
We are excited to have an opportunity to support your academic journey!
Please contact us via phone, email, or in-person if you would like to schedule an appointment with a Learning Disabilities (LD) Specialist/DSPS Faculty, or are interested in learning more about our program, supports, and services.
DSPS Supports & Services Offered
Our team members may support with:
- Questions about, and use of, student computer lab (without printing)
- Information about sign language interpreting
- Referrals to campus and community resources
- Navigating Self-Service to register for courses outlined in an education plan
The services above may be provided in our office or by telephone
LD Specialists/DSPS Faculty may support with:
- Academic or course advisement
- Reasonable accommodations for access to classroom content and materials
- Reasonable accommodations for classroom exams or quizzes
- Exploring whether Learning Disabilities assessments may be appropriate for those without disability verification documentation such as IEPs, 504 Plans, medical diagnoses, etc.
The services above are by appointment only
DSPS Academic Counselor available Monday-Wednesday in DSPS office:
- Provides specialized academic counseling for classes and registration assistance
- Developed educational plans for certificates, associate degrees, and transfer preparation
- Educational plans are REQUIRED for eligibility for priority registration
- Assists with petitions, waivers, and transcript evaluations
The services above are by appointments only
DSPS Accessibility Guidance for Online Courses
Eligibility for DSPS Services
Students who are interested in receiving services through DSPS must provide documentation of a verifiable disability in the form of a medical report, psychological report, special education records, or our provided Disability Verification form. DSPS reviews this disability documentation to verify that students have a condition that qualifies them for accommodation and other support services.
Students enrolled at Santa Ana College are part of the district's mainstream population of students. Students are responsible for navigating the campus facilities either independently or with the assistance of an attendant provided by the student.
All students must adhere to the Standards of Student Conduct. For additional information, please see the online SAC Student Handbook.
Available services include but are not limited to the following:
Priority registration/registration assistance
Learning disabilities assessment
Specialized instructional support
Alternate media materials
Sign language interpreters/real-time captioning
Liaison with faculty, staff, and community agencies
The Rancho Santiago Community College District is committed to equal opportunity in educational programs, employment, and all access to institutional programs and activities.
The District, and each individual who represents the District, shall provide access to its services, classes, and programs without regard to national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Chancellor shall establish administrative procedures that ensure all members of the college community can present complaints regarding alleged violations of this policy and have their complaints heard in accordance with the Title 5 regulations and those of other agencies that administer state and federal laws regarding nondiscrimination.
No District funds shall ever be used for membership, or for any participation involving financial payment or contribution on behalf of the District or any individual employed by or associated with it, to any private organization whose membership practices are discriminatory on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or military and veteran status, or because he or she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or because of his or her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's 504/ADA Coordinator, Sil Han Jim, Interim Vice Chancellor of People and Culture (Human Resources). The People and Culture office is located at the RSCCD District Office, 2323 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92706, and can be reached at (714) 480-7490.