Disabled Students Programs and Services

Celebrating Autism Acceptance Month – April 2024

Neurodiversi TEA
Wednesday, April 10
LRC 250
Come join us for Boba and to learn about the term "neurodiversity," what it means, and what it doesn't and to gather resources for those who are neuro curious. This workshop is aimed at fostering acceptance and offering insights into neurodiversity at GWC. All faculty, staff, and students are welcome.

Mario Kart Tournament
Thursday, April 11
MPR 100
Faculty, staff, and ALL students are invited to connect with our LOOP students for an evening of fun and community. This event is not just about racing; it's about fostering inclusion, understanding, and support for neurodivergent students on campus.

Faculty Autism Ally II
Friday, April 19
9:30-11:30am - Breakfast at 9:00am
LRC 250
This is an interactive workshop designed for faculty. We will be focusing on real scenarios from your GWC classrooms, brainstorming solutions, and developing a toolkit to help your autistic students thrive. There will be a student panel starting promptly at 9:30. Please arrive at 9am for coffee and breakfast. Sign up on cornerstone - space limited.

The mission of Disabled Students Programs and Services is to ensure that all students with disabilities have equal access to educational opportunities at Golden West College, so they can participate freely and actively in all facets of campus life.

The Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS) provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at Golden West College (GWC). A variety of programs and services are available, which allow eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

DSPS In-Person Office Hours:
Fall and Spring: Mon - Thur: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm & Fri: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
DSPS Virtual Office Hours:
Fall and Spring: Mon - Fri: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Closed: Weekends and Holidays
DSPS Office
Telephone/Text/Fax: (714) 895-8721
DSPS Brochure [PDF]