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. The mission of the agency is to empower people with disabilities to live independently in the community, to make their own decisions about their lives and to advocate on their own behalf.

For more information call (562) 427-1000 or 427-1366 (TTY).

California State Department of Rehabilitation

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) assists Californians with disabilities obtain and retain employment and maximize their ability to live independently in their communities. Working with individuals of every type and category of disability, DOR provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible Californians. DOR also provides ADA technical assistance and training and funds 29 Independent Living Centers, which offer information and referral services to assist individuals with disabilities to live active, independent lives.

For more information call (562) 422-8325 or 422-9276 (TTY).


The California Association for Postsecondary Education and Disability is the professional association of faculty, staff, and students, serving students with disabilities at California‚Äôs institutions of higher education. Students who are disabled may be eligible for a variety of scholarships.  Apply today! 

Affordable Colleges Online 

Find resources and information on various different disabilities, what your legal rights on campus are, and learn how to make a more seamless transition into employment. 

Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Find scholarship and financial aid information that can help students with disabilities pay for their education and other resources to obtain funding.