The counseling program of the Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) offers supportive services for students with a wide range of disabilities. Services may include academic, vocational and personal counseling around disability issues; academic adjustments and auxiliary aids. Counselors make determinations of academic adjustments and accommodations on a case-by-case basis. Verification of disability is required.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a counselor call one of our two centers:
John Adams Center
During certain times of the year and usually during the Fall and Spring semesters, DSPS counselors may be available on a part-time basis at other CCSF centers. Counseling is provided in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and American Sign Language.
In accordance with Federal laws, all disability-related contracts with DSPS remain confidential unless the person with the disability signs a written release.
At CCSF, we offer a broad range of legally mandated accommodations including but not limited to:
- Modifications of academic requirements which may include changes in the length of time necessary for the completion of degree requirements, the substitution of specific required courses, and adaptations in the manner courses are conducted or learning is demonstrated. Requirements essential to the program of instruction or related to licensing requirements are not regarded as discriminatory.
- Auxiliary aids for students with impaired sensory, manual, language or processing skills. Such aids may include taped texts, readers, interpreters, note-takers, tape recorders, adapted classroom equipment, and other similar services or equipment. DSPS assists students with auxiliary aid requirements.
- Tests administered in such a manner that results for students with sensory, manual, speaking or learning disabilities measure the students' aptitudes or achievement levels rather than the functional limitations of their disabilities.
Examples of Services, Accommodations, and Auxiliary Aids
After a counselor verifies your disability, they will recommend appropriate accommodations to support you at CCSF. These accommodations may include some of the following: