Disabilities Support Program (DSP)
The Disabilities Support Program (DSP) provides support services and instructional programs for students with disabilities attending Evergreen Valley College. The program promotes student independence and works to make campus classes, facilities, and services accessible to students with disabilities.
Supportive Services: A variety of supportive services are available, including specialized counseling services, priority registration, interpreters for deaf, tutors, note-takers, test facilitation (including extended time, and use of adapted computer hardware, software and equipment), and mobility aids. The DSP has an extensive array of specialized equipment, hardware and software that can be used by and are often loaned out to our students in an effort to accommodate educational limitations.
Special Classes: Two classes are offered in adaptive physical education. Individualized Instruction (II210) is a zero unit, zero credit course where students receive one-on-one and small group tutoring in basic skills, study skills and in academic subject matter. Tutors are specially trained and supervised by DSP faculty and staff and utilize special techniques and strategies. In order to register for the DSP’s II210, a student must receive a written referral from an instructor, general counselor, DSP Coordinator, or from the DSP Counselor.
Eligibility: Students do not necessarily need to have a disability to enroll in classes offered by the Disabilities Support Program. However, in order to receive ongoing supportive services, students must have a documented disability that results in functional limitations that hinder school-related performance.
For more information or to make an appointment to request services, visit the Disabilities Support Program office in the Student Services Building, room SC-120 or call (408) 270-6447 - Voice; (408) 912-1657 - Video Phone from within the 408 area code; (877) 488-0499 - Video Phone from outside the 408 area code .
During the fall and spring semesters, the office is open:
M and TH – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
T – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (open until 7:00 p.m. for test proctoring only)
W – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (open until 8:00 p.m. for test proctoring only)
F – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Please contact our office for the hours of operation outside of the two main semesters.
Services offered through the Disabilities Support Program comply with Section 504 and 508 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title V of the State of California Education Code, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1991.
Visit our Disabilities Support Program Interesting/Related Links page for more information on various disability programs.