New hours for disabled students services

Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) announced their new hours for the upcoming academic year.

During the spring and fall, the Disabled Students Programs and Services is open 8 a.m to 4 p.m on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; 8 a.m to 8:30 p.m on Wednesdays; and 8 a.m to 3 p.m on Fridays. During the Summer, the DSP&S is open 8 a.m to 4 p.m Mondays through Thursdays; and 8 a.m to 3 p.m on Fridays.

A program to help disabled students with their studies is now available  in the Students Service Building on the third floor in SS330.

Students involved or seeking to be involved in the program must have their disability verified by the American With Disabilities Act and have an educational limitation that excludes them from being able to attain the same education as any other student, and shows that they truly need the use of the services from this program to progress in their education.

Services provided by the DSP&S include, amongst others, test taking facilitation, assessment for learning disabilities, specialized counseling, note taker services, mobility assistance, specialized tutoring, reader and speech services, interpreters for the hearing impaired, Braille transcribing and counseling, job development/placement, and specialized instruction.

The program also includes a High Tech Computer Lab. The computer lab provides technical assistance for any individuals involved in the program who need special adaptive software and equipment.

The DSP&S is lead by Director Mark Matsui, and a staff of highly qualified and caring teachers with great expertise and proficiency in their field of the program. The program also provides psychological needs for the students when needed by Dr. Itatani from the Student Health Center. The staff of the DSP&S strive to help all the students with disabilities and help them gain an equal learning experience as those without disabilities.