Programs and Services
What instructors should know about
College of Marin's DSPS is responsible for serving students with physical, learning, psychological or communication disabilities "who can profit from instruction," to ensure a successful and productive educational experience.
It is NOT the responsibility of faculty to identify students with disabilities, nor to initiate accommodations, but it would be wise to be familiar with what is available, and there may be instances when it would be appropriate to advise a student to contact DSPS.
DSPS counselors offer one-to-one counseling and group counseling, and work with the faculty to provide special accommodations to meet the needs of students who have a verifiable disability. ALL ACCOMMODATIONS REQUIRE a counselor's written recommendation, and counselors notify faculty when their cooperation is needed.
These accommodations include, but are not limited to, extra test time, notetakers, sign language interpreters, equipment (from special furniture to hearing devices to computers with adaptive software), alternate media (such as closed captioned videos, e-text, Braille, etc.), and diagnostic testing and study skills instruction for students with learning disabilities.
DSPS also has an Adaptive Physical Education program, a High Tech Center for adapted computer training, and Community Education classes to address the functional limitation created by various disabilities (psychological, developmental, acquired brain injury and other disabilities).
The DSPS offices (ext. 7406, or 415-485-9406) are in LC 115 and LC 136 (in the Library Building, above the bookstore), and are open 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Thursday.