College of the Siskiyous - Disabled Students Programs and Services

Disabled Student Programs and Services


The Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) Department is the campus office responsible for determining and providing required academic accommodations for students with disabilities. The DSPS program provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experiences as their non-disabled peers.


  • Physically Challenged
    • Students with visual, mobility, or orthopedic impairment
  • Learning Challenged
    • Students with at least average intelligence who exhibit one or more deficits in processing
  • Communicatively Challenged
    • Students with impairment in the processes of speech, language, or hearing
  • Developmental Delayed Learner
    • Students who exhibit below average intellectual functioning and potential for measurable achievement
  • Acquired Brain Impairment
    • A verified deficit in brain functioning which results in a total or partial loss of cognitive, communicative, motor, psycho-social, and/or sensory perceptual abilities
  • Psychologically Challenged
    • Students with a verified persistent psychological or psychiatric disorder, emotional or mental disorder.
  • "Other" Challenges
    • This category includes all other verifiable disabilities and health-related limitations that adversely affect education performance but do not fall into any of the other categories. Other Challenges can include: Conditions having limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems. Examples are: Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD), Epilepsy, Heart conditions, HIV/AIDS, Cancer. This disability group can be verified by a licensed physician.

Available Services

Examples of some of the services available through DSPS that are in addition to those regularly offered by the College include:

  • Testing Accommodations
  • Assessment for Learning Disabilities (limited and at the discretion of the director)
  • Specialized Counseling
  • Interpreter Services for hearing-impaired students
  • Note-taking Services
  • Reader Services
  • Transcription Services
  • Registration Assistance
  • Specialized Instruction
  • Adaptive Technology

To get more detailed information about DSPS services or eligibility, contact the DSPS office.

Contact Information

Phone: (530) 938-5297(530) 938-5297
Toll-free: (888) 397-4339
Fax: (530) 938-5378