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In addition to the student services offered by Southwestern College, DSS offers a comprehensive range of services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Our goal is to provide specialized services for students which will support their educational goals.

Disability Counseling Services

Specialized counseling to assist with the verification of a disability, identification of reasonable accommodations, academic advising and career planning.

Eligibility Testing

Testing to verify eligibility for a learning disability is offered in accordance with California Community College Title 5.

Accommodations and Services

Accommodations and services may include: priority registration, registration assistance, test proctoring, sign language interpreting, notetaking. Students enrolled in an online class may email DSS at: to request an electronic or email version of the Authorized Academic Accommodations (AAA) form.

High Tech Center

A computer laboratory with assistive hardware and software is open for student use. Adaptive technology includes speech output, screen readers, screen enlargement and alternate media. Course work is offered to support the development of computer skills, basic skills and to provide instruction in the use of assistive devices

Personal Development Classes

Classes designed to develop specialized skills and strategies are offered to prepare students for college courses.

Community Liaison

DSS provides referral and resource information to identify support services from community agencies.

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Last updated: 12/10/2014 1:12:00 PM