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Who is Eligible?

Verified disabilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Deafness/Hearing Impairment
  • Speech Impairment
  • Learning Disability
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Developmental Delay
  • Psychological Disorder
  • Blindness/Visual Impairment
  • Mobility/Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Cardiac Condition
  • Diabetes
  • Seizure Disorder

How to Qualify

  • Be enrolled at Irvine Valley College
  • Have a verified disability
  • Be unable to fully benefit from regular programs & services offered by the college due to disability
  • Need and request the services or instruction available through DSP&S

The following are required by the state Title V regulations in order for you to receive DSP&S services:  

  • A signed application for services (available from the DSP&S office)
  • A medical release form
  • Verification of disability

Student Assistance

DSP&S provides the following assistance to help students with disabilities make the transition into the college community:

  • Completing an Application
  • Scheduling Classes
  • Priority Registration
  • College Orientation
  • Developing a Student Education Plan and Academic Plan
  • Assessment
  • Matriculation
  • One-on-One Counseling

Services Available

  • Specialized Counseling and Advising
  • Sign Language Interpreters / Captioning
  • Academic Support and Coordination
  • Alternate Media Formats
  • Note Taking Assistance
  • Tutors
  • Referral Resources, Services and Agencies
  • Special Learning Disabilities Eligibility Testing
  • Developing a Student Education Plan and Academic Plan
  • Adapted Computer Equipment
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Collaborate with outside agencies

  • Adaptive Equipment

  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Livescribe Smartpens
  • UbiDuo Face-to-Face Communicator
  • JAWS Screen Readers
  • Read and Write Gold with Scanners
  • Kurzweil 3000 Readers with Scanners
  • ZoomText Magnifiers/Readers
  • Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Magnifiers
  • Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Adapted Computer Equipment
  • Zoom Ex Portable Magnifier
  • MP3 Players
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Closed Caption Decoders

Programs and Courses

Irvine Valley College offers a number of special programs and courses to ensure that students can make a successful transition into the general college curriculum. Participation in the DSP&S program is voluntary.

Learning Disabilities Program

Assist students in developing an academic foundation necessary before enrolling in the regular college curriculum. Students should be assessed and qualified prior to enrollment.

Adapted Computer Course

Introduce students to the latest technological innovations and software designed to accommodate specific disabilities. Help ensure access for students who would like to use computers and enroll in regular computer classes.

High School Transition Guide

This publication is designed to help those involved in postsecondary transition for students with disabilities - parents, teachers, administrators, and students - as they begin planning for independence through successful educational and vocational training.

  A Transition Guide from High School to College


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