Disability Support Services

At Diablo Valley College, we provide all students an equal opportunity for success. Disability Support Services (DSS) ensures that students with disabilities have access to all that DVC has to offer. The DSS program offers appropriate support services, curriculum, instruction, and adaptive technology.  We look forward to working with you as you embark on your college adventure.

Campus Access Map - An accessible map of DVC is available at the DSS office in the Student Services Center (SSC-248) or by calling 925-969-2173.

If you have any questions please contact Rachel DeChristofaro at 925-969-2182 for further assistance.  For more information, visit the DSS Office located in the Student Services Center, Room 248 on the main DVC campus, or call 925-969-2185.

Note: Priority registration

The last day for new DSS students to request priority registration for Spring 2019 is October 22. However, students can still apply for other accommodations, such as testing or note taking services.  After this date their priority registration will go into effect for Fall 2019.

DSS Staff Directory

Disability Support Services Pleasant Hill campus office hours:

Monday through Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays 8:00 am - 3 pm

High Tech Center Hours:

Monday, Tues and Thursday 8:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 8 am- 5:30 pm

DSS Tutoring  Hours: 

Writing, and Study skills: Student Services Center 250 (High Tech Center) Monday - Thursday 10 am - 2 pm
Math: Check in at DSS Office Monday - Thursday 9 am - 1:30 pm


Writing, and Study skills:  (including courses such as English, ECE, History, Psychology, etc.)

Math: (including courses such as Chemistry, Biology, and other sciences)

San Ramon Campus information:

DSS contact person: Carolyn Warren counseling  services 925- 551-6209
San Ramon campus web site
Disability Support Services– ext. 56239

Testing Accommodations - East Building E164

Monday 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Thursday 6pm - 9 pm

Apply for DSS services

  • Apply for permanent or temporary services, and find out what documentation is required.
  • WorkAbility III provides job placement and retention services to DOR-eligible Diablo Valley College students with disabilities who want to go to work.  

DSS services

The major objective of the Disability Support Services Office at DVC is to assure educational access for students with disabilities. DSS concentrates its efforts on providing programs and services that are not available elsewhere in the college.  Authorization for each service must be provided by a DSS counselor.    

DSS student rights

It's important to know your rights as a DVC/DSS student.

Campus resources

Learn about additional resources that may be available to you at DVC. 

Community resources

Need help outside of campus? Find helpful links and contact information. 

Information for faculty

Helpful information for faculty.

Information for parents

New students and parents interested in the DSS program.

Contact Disability Support Services

DSS Office Telephone: 925-969-2182
Deaf/Hard of hearing only Sorenson V.R.S 925-270-1660

Manager: David Hagerty  
Telephone: 925-969-2176 
Email: DHagerty@dvc.edu 
Office location: SSC-248 campus map