College of the Siskiyous

DSPS Student Handbook

Disability Groups Served by DSPS

Physical Disability - Students with a limitation in locomotion or motor functions.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing – Students with a total or partial loss of hearing function.

Blind and Low Vision – Students with a level of vision that limits the student's ability to access the educational process.

Learning Disability – Students with an average to above-average intellectual ability who exhibit one or more deficits in processing.

Intellectual Disability - Students exhibiting below average intellectual functioning and potential for measurable achievement.

Acquired Brain Injury – 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.

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – Students with a persistent deficit in attention and/or hyperactive and impulsive behavior that limits the student's ability to access the educational process.

Autism Spectrum – A neurodevelopmental disorder that causes limitations in social, academic, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.

Mental Health Disability – A persistent psychological or psychiatric disorder, emotional or mental disorder.

"Other" Health Conditions and Disabilities - 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 include: Conditions having limited strength, vitality, or alertness due to chronic or acute health problems. Some examples are: Epilepsy - Heart conditions - HIV/AIDS - Cancer.