DSS Counselors offer students with disabilities specialized counseling and guidance to assist with coordinating accommodations, decision-making and educational planning. Counseling is available by appointment or by drop-in.
DSS offers phone appoints to students who are not reasonably able to come to campus. This includes people who:
DSS will consider other requests but expects those who are able to come to campus
to meet with counselors in person.
Also, be aware that some services are not practical through phone appointments. This includes education planning.
DSS Counselors coordinate necessary support services, recommend accommodations and serve as a resource to help students obtain appropriate services beyond those provided at DVC.
DSS Counselors are available to assist students with individual academic advising and educational planning.
Counseling for personal situations, impacting students' ability to succeed in college, is available through DSS. If in-depth counseling appears to be indicated, the staff are able to refer the student to outside agencies or counselors.
Counseling related to career choice and decision-making is available to students. A specific section of Career Counseling (Carer 110) is targeted to students with disabilities and is offered almost every semester.