Santa Monica College's Disabled Student Services is available to assist instructors and staff with any concerns about an academic adjustment and/or implementation of an adjustment.
The department offers:
guidance on admissions requirements and procedures
special programs to help students with academic, vocational, and career planning
services such as tutoring, test proctoring and other assistance
specialized adaptive equipment
The DSS's primary objective is to integrate students into all campus programs and activities so that they can function independently at SMC.
Support services to facilitate this include:
personal and social awareness
independent living skills
adaptive physical education
study skills, and adaptive computer technology.
(These classes are listed in the schedule under "Counseling -- Special Education.")
Educational assessment and intervention for students with special learning problems.
Customized exercise programs for students who can benefit from them.
The High Tech Training Center, designed to train students with disabilities in the use of adapted computer technology.
The Acquired Brain Injury Program, which promotes reentry into academic and vocational programs and community living skills improvement.
Pathfinders, a specialized program under the guidance of Emeritus College that is designed to support adults who have disabilities due to a stroke.
Assistance with finding note-takers and/or readers, ordering alternate-format texts, etc.
Academic and personal counseling