“LDC program may have had a part in assisting students with
disabilities to become meaningfully employed on their quest
to achieving greater self-sufficiency and independence.”
Chaffey College DPS is a support system designed to
help maximize students' success in reaching their
academic goals. The main goal of the program is to
provide academic support services and/or instruction
leading to mainstreaming academically or vocationally.
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• Academic / vocational counseling– DPS provides
disability-appropriate suggestions for class and career
• Educational evaluations – DPS can evaluate students
for inclusion in the learning disability program.
• Liaison and referral service– DPS can assist students in
making connections to campus and community
services for persons with disabilities.
• Prescriptive learning plans – Students enrolled in the
DPS instructional programs will have learning plans
created which are designed to assist the student in
reaching his/her goals.
• Instructional Services: • Priority Registration – Students with
disabilities who are part of DPS can qualify
• Alternate Media (E-text) for priority registration so that they can
• Assistive Technology register for classes that fit best with their
• Campus Orientation – DPS can provide
• Registration Assistance– DPS will assist
assistance to students in locating campus students is selecting classes that are most
facilities independently. appropriate for the students’ abilities and
• Video Captioning Service limitations.
• Reader/Writer Service– DPS can provide
• Sign Language Interpreter Service– DPS readers and/or writers on test for
will provide classroom interpreters for students whose disability causes reading
hearing impaired DPS students who can and/or writing difficulties.
communicate using American Sign • Taping Lectures– You are required to ask
Language. the instructor's permission before taping
anything in the classroom (lecture or lab).
• Note Taker Service – When appropriate • Test Taking Facilitation– Students with
DPS will provide note taking assistance in disabilities may qualify for test
classrooms when appropriate. accommodations which could include
such things as extended time on the
• Priority Book Buy – A day is set aside to test, alternative test formats
assist students with disabilities purchase (Braille, etc.), reading assistance, writing
their textbooks from the bookstore. assistance, etc.
Adapted Parking– DPS can assist qualified students
in getting permission to park in designated parking
spaces reserved for those with mobility issues.
Career preparation services
Career Preparation Services:
• Learning Development Center (LDC)
• Career Exploration – Students who are enrolled in the
DPS job search program will be assisted in finding
career appropriate to their disability.
• Job Seeking Skills – DPS has a program that assists
students learn job search techniques.
• Applications – DPS can assist students who are a part
of their job search program to complete job
• Resume Writing – The DPS job search program assists students with creation of
• Interviewing Techniques – The DPS job search program assists students to learn
interview techniques for job search.
• Career Preparation – A DPS program assists students in selecting careers
appropriate for their disabilities.
• Vocational Skills Training – A limited amount of job training is provided by the DPS
job search program.
• Job Club – DPS has a job club where students with disabilities can compare
experiences on jobs and search for solutions to problems encountered on jobs.
• Job Retention – When DPS finds students jobs through their job search
program, they provide support designed to assist the student to retain that job.
Disability Programs & Services is
proud to report that during 2005-06
• 43 DPS students graduated from Chaffey
College with an Associate degree,
• 32 DPS students received certificates,
• 27 DPS students transferred to a 4 year
• 23 DPS students were successfully employed
in the community through the efforts of the
• I believe there is a mix of Autocratic and
Democratic leadership in this organization.
Does their own work
Willing to help each
Very open to each
other about their medical
students in the same
Gives each other
Students in the
Computer lab rules: can’t
overprint, no cell phone use
No vulgar language
No eating and drinking
No one can provide
medical assistance without
Group Problem Solving
• The DPS program is considered a Secondary
group because they exist to accomplish a task
and achieve goals.
Is an approach to problem solving that
helps people understand how a group
solves a problem, not how they should
The DPS program has minimal problems. Most problems are those of a student who has a
need to be met by the services the program offers.
Most of the participants of the program @ Chaffey have mobility
impairments which are met by the tram service and electric and
manual wheelchair use provided by the program.
During our observation time we witnessed one student helping
another with some problems they were having in math. They
talked about it and offered a meeting time to study together.
Joe has laid out some ground rules to how a problem should
be solved for the staff of the program including student workers.
Respect for each other from student to staff and peer to peer is top concern.
If respect is shown the problems will be minimal amongst students and staff.
performance of certain
activities and effective
accomplish a group goal.
The DPS programs
main goal is to ensure
the students of the
program that their
individual needs are met.
Identifies specific agendas and techniques to improve
A student may not feel their needs are being met or not
getting proper assistance can speak to any of the staff
members or DPS counselor.
• A problem student, one abusing privileges of
equipment, arguing with staff or another
student, or being disruptive using the DPS lab
will first be warned verbally, than if problems
persist the student will be moved to a more
isolated area with another verbal warning, if
said student still remains a problem then they
will be ejected from the lab which may result
in termination of lab privileges.