Santa Clara University

School of Education and Counseling Psychology

Disability Resources

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 Office of Disabilities Resources. The DSST consists of members from University 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 ( (University 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 and in accordance with the Americans with Disability Act. The Individual Learning Plan will be developed by the Disabilities Support Services team in collaboration with the student.

The Office of Disabilities Resources ( is the initial point of contact for any SECP student wishing to engage in an Individual Student Learning Plan.