Students With Disabilities by Tommydorman


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                      What services does DSP offer?                               The Disabled Students Program (DSP) at the University of California,
                      DSP	provides	eligible,	registered	students	with	
                      a wide range of accommodations and auxiliary                Berkeley provides academic support services to eligible students with
                      services that are individually designed to meet the
                      specific needs of each student. These needs are             disabilities. The program serves students with physical, learning,
                      identified	by	a	DSP	Disability	Specialist.	Some	of	
                      the available services include:                             hearing, visual, and other disabilities, such as seizure disorders,
                      •	 Academic and Auxiliary Services. These                   chronic pain, psychological disabilities, HIV/AIDS, and chronic fatigue
                         services include academic advising, academic
                         accommodations, assistive technology, sign               disorders.
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                         language interpreters, real-time captioning,
                         and	note-takers.	DSP’s	Assistive	Technology	
                         Center provides a wide array of current technol-         DSP determines academic accommodations for classes and provides
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                         ogy such as screen readers, voice recognition
                         and text-to-speech applications.                         auxiliary aides such as sign language interpreters, real-time captioning,
                      •	 Supplemental Support Services. Supplemental
                                                                                  note-takers, laboratory assistants, and other services. In cooperation
                         Support Services include disability manage-
                         ment counseling; academic assistance,
                                                                                  with the Department of Rehabilitation, DSP also sponsors a residence
                         including individual sessions of academic ad-
                         vising and workshops on essential skills such
                                                                                  program for students with significant mobility impairment who require
                         as reading, writing, and note taking; disability-
                         specific problem solving groups; assessment
                                                                                  daily attendant assistance.
                         and instruction in assistive technology; and
                         peer and alumni mentors.
                      •	 Disabled Students Residence Program. The
                         Disabled	Students	Residence	Program	
                         (DSRP)	is	a	cooperative	program	funded	by	          How can I apply for admission to UC Berkeley?          eligibility	requirements	can	be	found	by	consult-
                         the	California	Department	of	Rehabilitation	        Submit a UC application during the application         ing your high school or college counselor, the
                         and	administered	by	UC	Berkeley.	DSRP	              filing period, November 1-30. For accuracy, the        Office of Undergraduate Admissions home page
                         provides services for students with significant     University prefers that students file online appli-    ( and several printed
                         mobility impairment and assists them with           cations; however, it will continue to make a paper     sources: General Catalog (,
                         personal care during their first year in the        version available to those who need one. The           Answers for Transfers (, and
                         residence halls. Staff members work with            application is available in early October 1.           the campus’s Freshman Admission and Transfer
                         students in areas such as hiring and training                                                              Admission flyers (
                                                                             Students who wish to apply online can do so at
                         personal attendants, managing paperwork,                                                                   Testing accommodations for meeting the exami-
                                                                    If you do
                         and accessing in-home support services. Stu-                                                               nation	requirements	are	available	to	freshman	
                                                                             not have easy online access, you can apply to
                         dents develop critical independent living skills                                                           applicants who provide proper disability docu-
                                                                             Berkeley by:
                         and learn to access important community                                                                    mentation. Please consult your high school
                         resources. Upon completion of the program,          •	 Downloading	an	application	from	the	Internet	       counselor and the application booklets for
                         students will have the skills to manage their          at       complete details on the ACT Assessment Plus
                         care and personal needs, enabling them to              download.                                           Writing, SAT Reasoning Test, and the SAT
                         concentrate on their academic and vocational                                                               Subject Tests.
                                                                             •	 Emailing	a	request	to or
                                                                                calling 510-987-9716.
                                                                                                                                    Note: Eligibility does not constitute admission to
                      •	 Social Services. DSP	offers	complete	and	
                                                                                                                                    Berkeley; in order to be competitive for admis-
                         confidential information, referral and advocacy.
                                                                                                                                    sion to Berkeley, you must present an academic
                         It	also	answers	questions	about	SSI,	Social	        What are the University of California eligibility
                                                                                                                                    profile far beyond the minimum requirements.
                         Security, in-home support services, attendant       requirements?
                                                                                                                                    Please refer to the Freshman Admission and
                         care	money	and	the	Department	of	Rehabilita-        Freshman applicants must meet the University of        Transfer Admission flyers or admissions.berkeley.
                         tion.	DSP	interviews	and	recruits	prospective	      California’s subject, scholarship, and examination     edu for details.
                         personal and home-care attendants and pro-          requirements.	Junior-level	transfer	applicants	
                         vides advice on attendant problems, student         must complete 60 UC-transferable semester
                         life, and independent living.                       units,	general	breadth	requirements	and	prereq-
                                                                             uisites for their intended majors. Information on
Should I reveal my disability on my UC appli-       What financial resources are available to              Where can I get more information?
cation, and if so, how might it help my chances     eligible students with disabilities?                   For	more	information	on	the	Disabled	Students	
for admission to UC Berkeley?                       Financial aid is available for students with dis-      Program	(DSP),	including	relevant	University	
The Admissions Office recognizes that an appli-     abilities in a manner almost identical to financial    policies	and	practices,	please	visit	the	DSP	web-
cant’s circumstances might affect the reliability   aid for all students. Additionally, some disability-   site at, call 510-642-0518,
of their GPA and test scores. You are neither       related scholarships are available, including          510-642-6376	TTY/TDD,	or	write	to	us	at:
required	nor	expected	to	reveal	any	information	    disability-specific resources that are not part of
                                                                                                           Disabled	Students	Program
about your disability, medical, psychological or    the University-specific financial aid formula. For
                                                                                                           University of California, Berkeley
other personal circumstances. However, any          example,	you	may	qualify	for	a	monthly	allotment	
                                                                                                           260 Cesar Chavez Student Center, #4250
information concerning your disability will be      from the county for attendant services, Supple-
                                                                                                           Berkeley, California 94720-4250
held in strict confidence in accordance with        mental Security Income (SSI), Social Security
University policy and federal and state laws.       Disability	Insurance,	Department	of	Rehabilita-        This flyer is available in alternative media.
                                                    tion Services, or comprehensive state insurance        Contact DSP at the address above for more
                                                    covering almost all medical, dental, and wheel-        information.
                                                    chair	repair	costs.	Additionally,	the	DSP	office	
                                                    can provide information regarding other financial
                                                    resources and assistance.                              Nondiscrimination Statement
                                                                                                           The University of California, in accordance with ap-
                                                                                                           plicable Federal and State Law and the University’s
                                                                                                           nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate on the
                                                                                                           basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (includ-
                                                                                                           ing sexual harassment), gender identity, pregnancy/
                                                                                                           childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, dis-
                                                                                                           ability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry,
                                                                                                           marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status
                                                                                                           as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran.
                                                                                                           This nondiscrimination policy covers student admission,
                                                                                                           access, and treatment in University programs and
                                                                                                           activities. It also covers faculty (Senate and non-Sen-
                                                                                                           ate) and staff in their employment. For information on
                                                                                                           other groups, including student applicants and current
                                                                                                           students,	go	to	the	“Resolving	Discrimination	Issues”	
                                                                                                           section of the Campus Climate and Compliance Office
                                                                                                           website at


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