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Disabled Student Programs and Services at Citrus College (DSPS)

Communication to Students During COVID-19

Due to developments concerning coronavirus (COVID-19), DSPS will continue to provide counseling appointments remotely for students through phone calls and web/video conferencing via Zoom. To enable Zoom conferencing for counseling appointments, please make sure you have access to your Citrus College email account. Department hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.

Attention New Applicants

  • All interested individuals are encouraged to apply to DSPS - Getting Started.
  • Students must complete the DSPS application online and upload their disability documentation to the application.
  • Please call (626) 914-8675 or email dsps@citruscollege.edu to schedule an appointment with the DSPS specialist if you need assistance with the application.
  • It is also recommended for high school students and recent high school graduates to review the New Student Information to learn more about what to expect in college.

Continuing Students

  • Ensure you have your 2021-22 Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) to present to your instructors when requesting accommodations.
  • Appointments for advisement, discussion of accommodations, update file/priority registration, reduced course load for EOPS or Promise program, or alternative media requests may be scheduled by calling the DSPS office at (626) 914-8675 or email dsps@citruscollege.edu. Be sure to include your full name, student ID number and Citrus College email.
  • For priority registration deadlines, please review the priority registration page.

DSPS students requesting accommodations are responsible for providing their DSPS Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) to their instructors via email. The AAP outlines each student's approved accommodations. This form is emailed to the student after they meet with a DSPS counselor to review accommodations.

Please note: The AAP is sent to students electronically. Keep your AAP in a safe place as you may need it to request accommodations for subsequent terms.

  1. Update File/Priority Registration
    For continuing DSPS students:
    In this appointment, students obtain their Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) for the new school year, which covers summer term up through the end of spring semester. The AAP is an important form for students to show their instructor(s) when requesting accommodations. Additionally, eligibility for priority registration is determined in this same appointment. View the winter/spring priority registration dates for deadlines. Please contact DSPS at (626) 914-8675 or email dsps@citruscollege.edu to schedule your "Update File/Priority Registration" appointment.

  2. Adapted Testing
    In the event that instructors need to deliver exams online, students are responsible to contact the instructor via email to request extended time, along with presenting their Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP). Reasonable notice must be given to the instructor when making such request. Instructors have been provided information with how to make adjustments to the timer on Canvas.

  3. Reader/Scribe
    Reader for online exams can be accessed through screen reading programs. If you have reader as an accommodation, you may schedule an appointment with the alternate media specialist, Laks Floriano at lfloriano@citruscollege.edu, for training. Scribe services are determined on a case-by-case basis. Please schedule an appointment with a DSPS counselor to review your circumstances.

  4. Notetaking Assistance
    If you have an approved accommodation for note taking assistance, notify your instructor via email along with presenting your Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) to request access to any PowerPoint, lecture notes or recordings of lecture. If you have questions regarding ways of accessing notes, please schedule an appointment with a DSPS counselor.

  5. Interpreters
    The ASL interpreter specialist will be in contact with students who have an interpreter as an accommodation and their instructors to coordinate service delivery.

  6. Alternate Media and Assistive Technology
    The alternate media specialist has contacted all who have checked out a smart pen or audio recorder via their Citrus College email account. Check your email for updates. Students who need additional e-text or smart pen training, have an e-text or other alternate media request, or who have questions about online accessibility may schedule an appointment with Laks Floriano at lfloriano@citruscollege.edu.

Given these unprecedented circumstances, students are encouraged to make an appointment with a DSPS counselor if guidance regarding academic progress in current classes is needed. Students may also contact DSPS with questions regarding the provision of approved accommodations. The DSPS team is committed to working with our students to problem-solve through different accommodation situations during this challenging and uncertain time. We are learning from these situations to help us evaluate and possibly implement additional measures as they emerge.

DSPS Contact Information
dsps@citruscollege.edu
(626) 914-8675

If you prefer, feel free to contact your counselor directly with any questions. Counselors are available during regular business hours on the following days below. Please note, counselors respond to emails only during their scheduled work days.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​At Citrus College, we are committed to providing students with disabilities an accessible educational environment that allows each student the opportunity to reach their academic goals and participate in a full range of campus programs and activities.

Once we receive verification of a student's disability, we provide support services to compensate for disability-related educational limitations. Such support services are essential components of the educational program as they help students with disabilities realize their educational potential in the mainstreamed academic programs.

​​​​​​Don't delay, book an appointment with a DSPS counselor. Please call our office at (626) 914-8675 to inquire about appointments for each​ semester.

Stress and Anxiety Management · EAC 088
Fall 2021

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Study Skills for Students with Disabilities · EAC 092
Fall 2021

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​​Summer and Fall Priority Registration Information - click here.

Winter and Spring Priority Registration Information - click here.

Getting Started with DSPS - click here.

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Office Location
Student Services Building, first floor
Phone ​(626) 914-8675
Fax ​(626) 857-4065

Office Hours
(including the High Tech Center)
Mon - Thurs 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Spring 2021 newsletter
Check out our spring 2021​ newsletter.​

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