DSPS: Core Services

  1. Specialized counseling services – Academic, career and disability management counseling services with staff who understand the educational limitations presented by a disability.
  2. Learning disabilities assessment – Diagnostic assessment services for the presence of a specific learning disability using the eligibility model of the California Community Colleges.
  3. Registration assistance – Assistance for students who have difficulty navigating the online, telephone or in-person registration system.
  4. Financial Aid liaison – Information and liaison assistance for students needing help accessing information or completing financial aid requirements.
  5. Referrals to resources on and off campus – A wealth of campus and community resources are available to support students in their pursuit of their educational, vocational and personal goals.
  6. Assistive computer technology – Access and training in the use of assistive computer technology. Students can learn how to access print in alternate formats and gain greater independence and access to computer technology.
  7. Sign language interpreters – Sign language interpreters, real-time captioning, and other services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing are available to eligible students.
  8. Test-taking assistance – Alternative test-taking services may include extra-time, materials in alternate formats, use of readers/scribes, or other appropriate forms of assistance

DSPS Resources

Disabled Resources Center, Inc.

Incorporated in 1976, the Disabled Resources Center evolved from giving information and referrals, to providing over seven services to thousands of people each year in the cities of Artesia, Avalon, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, and Signal Hill. Most of the staff members are people with disabilities, as are the members of the Board of Directors, who provide positive role models for other people with disabilities.



Long Beach City College students may volunteer to provide notes to DSPS whom are also enrolled in their course using our online system.  Qualifying notetakers receive volunteer service hours or priority registration for their work.