DisPatches, April 1999
Note from the Program Coordinator
As spring ushers in change, growth, and newness in nature, these same things are mirrored in Disabled Students Programs & Services this Spring Semester '99. As we move towards the new millenium, we are continuing to change and to grow and to develop new offerings. As always, we are trying to be sensitive to our students' issues and needs, and to stay on the cutting edge of resources for the disabled.
This summer should see the beginning of DSP&S's Neuro-Therapy Room. This biofeedback-type therapy will be used to help stroke survivors, persons with acquired brain injuries, and other of our students who could benefit from such therapy. The therapy will be facilitated by Carol Cokinos, whom some of you may know from Adaptive P.E. We are excited about this new offering and look forward to seeing its benefit to our students.
In an effort to increase our students' options for classes, we are currently working on strengthening and expanding our relationship with the Marin Brain Injury Network. We have begun discussions about the potential offering of new classes, and are encouraged by our initial ideas. In keeping with the spring theme, we are now planting the seeds of ideas that will, with care and attention, later grow into the blooms of classes and services for our students.
We are also very happy to announce that this Spring Semester Wendy Ullman, a long-time part-time counselor, began her tenure as a full-time counselor for our program. Wendy has worked not only for our program but for City College of San Francisco, and also has a private practice. Wendy does both academic and personal counseling, and her specialty is working with students with psychological disabilities. We are thrilled to have her on board full-time.
While spring has a way of prompting us to start anew, we are still ever faithful to maintaining the quality of even our long-standing services. Counseling, Study Skills, our High Tech Computer Center, Adaptive P.E., Support Groups and Classes are all still going strong. If you have questions or are interested in more information about any of these areas, please contact our office at (415) 485-9406.
I look forward to updating you on our activities again in our next issue. Until then, may the warmth and splendor of spring find you this season.