Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Disability Resources

The Office of Disabilities Resources has been designated by the University to ensure access for all students with disabilities to all academic programs and University resources. Types of disabilities include medical, physical, psychological, attention-deficit, and learning disabilities. Reasonable accommodations are provided to minimize the effects of a students disability and to maximize the potential for success.

Their goal is to support college students with disabilities so that they can participate fully in campus life, programs, and activities. We emphasize growth and individual achievement. We address this goal through the provision of academic accommodations, support services, self-advocacy skill training, and disability-related educational programming for the University community.

If you have a disability and will be requesting academic accommodations as a Santa Clara student "Please visit the Disabilities Resources web site to begin registration". Details regarding required documentation are listed on this website. Documentation of your disability will be required as part of the registration process. Your registration with Disabilities Resources cannot be reviewed until your documentation is received.

Supplemental School of Education and Counseling Psychology Disabilities Support Services

Supporting students with disabilities is a core value of the School of Education and Counseling Psychology. To that end, we have a Disabilities Support Services Team (DSST) that provides supplemental support to Santa Clara University’s Disabilities Resources. The DSST consists of members from Disabilities Resources, the SECP’s staff, and the Department of Education faculty.

For the 2014-15 Academic Year the DSST consists of the following members:

Jan McAlister ( (Disabilities Resources)
Harold Hoyle ( (SECP Faculty Member)
Derric Bynum ( (SECP Staff Member)

The DSST has the following responsibilities:
• Develop Individual Student Learning Plans with students upon request from a student (see below for further details)
• Assess and provide feedback about the performance of University and School disabilities services
• Develop and modify disabilities policies and procedures
• Provide an annual report at the end of each academic year that summarizes the work of the team and provides suggestions for changes to University and School policies and procedures

Individual Student Learning Plan (ISLP)

In order to meet the needs of individual students with disabilities an ISLP will be developed for any in student in the School of Education and Counseling Psychology who wishes to engage in such a plan. This plan includes the development and implementation of an Individual Student Learning Plan designed to address a student’s individual needs for accommodations based on her or his disability or disabilities and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Individual Student Learning Plan will be developed by the Disabilities Support Services team in collaboration with the student. Disabilities Resources is the initial point of contact for any SECP student wishing to engage in an Individual Student Learning Plan.