Eligibility for Services

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) provides programs and support services to students with verified disabilities as defined by Title 5 of the California Education Code. The DRC is the primary provider for academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, services, or instruction that facilitates equal educational opportunities for students with disabilities who can benefit from instruction as required by federal and state laws. 

Any registered student with a verifiable disability is eligible for Disability Resource Center services. The use of services is voluntary. Students do not necessarily need to have a disability to enroll in classes offered by the DRC. However, in order to receive academic accommodations students must have a verifiable disability.

Disability Categories:

  • 56032 Physical Disability
  • 56034 Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH)
  • 56035 Blind and Low Vision
  • 56036 Learning Disability (LD)
  • 56037 Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • 56038 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • 56039 Intellectual Disability (ID)
  • 56040 Autism Spectrum
  • 56042 Mental Health Disability
  • 56044 Other Health Conditions and Disabilities


NOTE: Authority cited: Sections 56032 – 56044 CA Education Code


Eligibility Verification for Services:

DRC certificated staff uses documentation to evaluate a student’s experience of their condition, identify impacts on a major life activity, and identify impacts in an academic setting. By means of this review combined with consultation with the student, certificated staff makes informed decisions to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Documentation must be printed on professional letterhead and include the provider’s signature, license number, and contact information. If the documentation provided does not contain sufficient information for the DSPS staff to determine whether an accommodation is necessary, the student will be informed of the insufficiency and additional documentation may be requested. Temporary accommodations may be arranged pending receiving additional documentation and will be at the discretion of DSPS certificated staff in consultation with the student.