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.

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.

Pleasant Hill Campus Accessible Map - pdf

Note: Priority registration

The last day for new DSS students to request priority registration for Spring 2019 is Thursday, November 14. 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 Spring 2020.

DSS Staff Directory

Disability Support Services Pleasant Hill campus Fall office hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Tuesday only August 20, 27 and September 3 

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 7 pm

Fridays  8 am - 3 pm

High Tech Center Fall hours:

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

DVC/DSS Tutoring  hours: 

(Writing, and Study skills)
SSC 250 (High Tech Center) Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm
(Any subject that relates to math)
SSC 250 (High Tech Center) Tuesday and Wednesday 10 am - 2 pm

San Ramon Campus information:

San Ramon campus web site
DSS contact person Carolyn Warren 925-551-6239  
To make a counseling  appointment call 925-551-6209

Testing Accommodations - East Building E164

Monday 12:30-3:30 pm
Tuesday 12:30-3:30 pm
Wednesday 12:30-3:30 pm
Thursday 6-9 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
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Extended office hours
August 19 to September 6     
8 am - 5 pm       8 am - 7 pm     8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 3 pm 
Normal office hours
August 19 to December 20    
8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 5 pm  8 am - 3 pm