Disability support service BY MATTHEW FOURINER, MALIK MARSHALL

The Disability Support Services office (DSS) is a support service at Cal state fullerton. There mission is to assist students with disabilities by providing fair treatment in campus life. These services enable disabled students to reach full academic potential

located in the University hall room 101 on the first floor

Apply for Services

  • Federal and state law requires all applicants seeking services as a student with a disability to supply the university with appropriate documentation verifying the nature of the disability and extent of the related functional impairment.
  • After you complete and submit the Application for Services and documentation, it can take one to two weeks for our office to contact you about the status of your application. If you qualify for services, they will send you an email and you will need to make an appointment with a councilor.


Classroom accommodations examples

  • preferential or adaptive seating/furniture
  • having a sign language interpreter or captionist (in class or via remote)
  • using note taking support in class

Testing/Exam accommodations examples

  • has extended time to complete an exam, double the regular time
  • takes exams in an alternate format – large print or audio
  • utilizes the support of a reader, scribe
  • uses an ‘faculty approved’ memory aid – content is mutually agreed upon

Other accommodations

  • Temporary disabled parking
  • Accessible media, technology, and furniture
  • Disability related counseling and advising
  • Services for deaf and hard of hearing and students with low vision/blindness


  • Professional Development Workshop
  • Healthy Relationships Process Group
  • Discussion Group

Resources provided

Computer lab
  • A computer lab for DSS students to do there work
  • COUN 252: Career/Life Planning - Disability Awareness & Advoc
  • Collaboration with Department of Rehabilitation and Workability
  • Learning Disability/ADHD referrals for assessments

adaptive technology center

A resource in the library that's also a part of the DSS. For students that need to use computers and need help.

the name and contact information of the person we interviewed

Darlene Serrano, the front office administration assistant

Phone: (657)-278-3112

Email: Darserrano@fullerton.edu

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