At Citrus College, we are committed to providing students with disabilities an accessible educational environment that allows each student the opportunity to reach his/her academic goals and participate in a full range of campus programs and activities.
Once we receive verification of a student's disability, we provide support services to compensate for his/her disability-related educational limitations. Such support services are essential components of the educational program because they help disabled students realize their educational potential in the mainstreamed academic programs.
When to See a Counselor in DSPS
Disabled Students Programs and Services provide counselors, an educational advisor, and Alternate Media Specialist to assist students. While the student may see a counselor in the Counseling and Advisement Center for student education plans (SEP), the DSPS counselor or educational advisor may assist students with other issues related to the student's disability.
The DSPS counselors are the student's means of accessing accommodations and DSPS services.
The following is a typical list of reasons a student would see a counselor/educational advisor in DSPS:
- Determination of eligibility for DSPS services
- Priority registration
- Student Education Plans
- Disability related issues
- Learning disability testing
- Approval of requested accommodations
- Referral to outside agencies
- Crisis intervention
- Faculty/student liaison
- Access to services and accommodations
To meet with a DSPS counselor/educational advisor for any of the above reasons, the student must make an appointment through the DSPS department secretary. Please see Appointments for more information.
Students must meet with a DSPS counselor at least once per year for review of their progress, accommodations and academic goals.