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Disability Support Program & Services (DSPS)

Mel Wendrick Access Center for Disability Support Programs & Services

The DSPS office is opened to assist walk-in students with scheduling counselor appointments, registering for classes, or any supportive services needed. The office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and our office number is 760-355-6313. Staff are also available to assist students through Zoom https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/8659047257. However, the High Tech center is currently not accessible and Counselors are only available through appointments.

Disability Support Program & Services is designed to provide supportive services to students with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, psychological disabilities, developmental delay, acquired brain injury, visual impairments, health problems and to students that are deaf and hard of hearing. The program provides priority registration, counseling, class scheduling, mobility assistance, interpreting, alternate text production, and test proctoring.

We are located in the
Mel Wendrick Access Center (Building 2100)
(760) 355-6313

 

Student Concern Complaint Form

 

 

DSP&S Virtual Hours Zoom Information:

Monday through Friday

8:30am – 5pm

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/8659047257

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16699006833,8659047257# or +13462487799,8659047257#

Or Telephone:
Dial:
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
+1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 865 904 7257

Or Skype for Business (Lync):
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Director

Wendy Prewett
DSP&S Director
Office #:760-355-6314
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 Counselors

Maria Neely
DSP&S Counselor
Office #: 760-355-6315
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Liliana Siordia
DSP&S Counselor
Office #: 760-355-6404
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Norma Scott
DSP&S Counselor
Office #: 760-355-6316
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DSPS Specialist

Elizabeth Perez
DSP&S Specialist
Office #: 760-355-6312
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Brenda Cital
Outreach Student Success Specialist
Office #: 442-265-5043 (Office)
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Sara Gonzalez
Outreach Student Sucess Specialist
Office # : 442-265-7635
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 Office Assistant III

Norma Y. Gonzalez
DSP&S Student Services Technician
Office #: 760-355-6313
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Judy Garcia
DSP&S Student Assistant
Google Voice #: 760-349-0812
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 American Sign Language Interpreter Coordinator

Liisa Mendoza
AMSL Interpreter Coordinator
Office #:760-355-6120
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 High Tech Center Specialist

Jeremy Wyatt
Alternative Media Specialist
Office #: 760-355-6406
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COVID-19 Student Support Forum:

Click here for COVID-19 Student Support Forum

 

Frequently Asked Questions on the Transition to Online Learning:

1. I plan to graduate this semester; how does this closure impact my graduate date/status? 

You will need to call or email your counselor to complete the petition. It should not impact you as long as you complete your graduation/major requirements and as long as you complete your courses with C's or better.

2. I had an appointment next week to do a comprehensive educational plan. Is this canceled, or can I meet virtually?

Counselors will be working from home. They can complete most of the plan by phone, email or Zoom, but you might need to come in when campus is open again to review and update it with your academic counselor.

3. I rely on the food pantry; will food be provided throughout the closure? If so, when?

You would need to contact Camila Collado from Student Equity at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

4. I use Alt Media, what if I use other type of media? Can it be converted?

There is no issue. If there are any additional conversions needed, you need to contact Alt Media Specialist, Jeremy Wyatt at 760-355-6406 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. I use test proctoring; how will I be receiving this accommodation?

If you're only using extended time, DSPS will request additional time for test proctoring. You would need to contact DSP&S Specialist, Elizabeth Perez at 760-355-6312 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up the service.

6. I use scribing services for test proctoring, how will I be receiving this accommodation?

If you are using a scribe, you would have to contact DSP&S Specialist, Elizabeth Perez at 760-355-6312 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a scribe that would be assisting
you.

7. I need to set up an academic advising appointment with my academic counselor or an intake appointment to apply to the program to receive DSP&S Services?

Counselors will still be assisting students by appointments. To schedule an appointment please contact Norma Y. Gonzalez at 760-355-6313 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8. How will I receive tutoring services?

Appointment tutoring will still be available. However, it will only be offered through Zoom. If you wish to keep your tutoring appointments, you will be able to do so, but you will need to have a laptop or iPad with a stable internet connection and a valid school email address. Tutors will email students a link to join their session at their scheduled appointment time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Study Skills Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

9. I would like to enroll for tutoring, what do I do and who do I contact?

If you would like to enroll for tutoring, you must contact your DSP&S Counselor to request tutoring. Once you do so, you must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to notify that your request has been submitted. You will need to have a laptop or iPad with a stable internet connection and a valid school email address. Tutors will email students a link to join their session at scheduled appointment time. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Study Skills Center.

10. Department of Rehabilitation will remain open to provide services. If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to contact them at 760-353-1350.

11. If you are receiving services from Toward Maximum Independence, their services have been restarted. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact them at 442-236-5034.

 

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