Disabilities, Limitations, and Accommodations

PART 1 - Disabilities, Limitations, and Accommodations

Educational Assistance Courses

The DSPS Division designs and implements instructional programs not offered in the college’s regular curriculum.  These Educational Assistance Courses are designed to meet the disability-related educational needs of students with disabilities, with an emphasis on contributing to the students’ achieving their educational and vocational goals.

Per Title 5, Section 56028, Educational Assistance Courses shall:

  • Be designed to enable students with disabilities to compensate for educational limitations and/or acquire the skills necessary to complete their educational objectives;
  • Employ instructors who meet minimum qualifications set forth in Section 53414 of this Division.
  • Utilize curriculum, instructional methods, or materials specifically designed to address the educational limitations of students with disabilities. Curriculum committees responsible for reviewing and/or recommending educational assistance class offerings shall have or obtain the expertise appropriate for determining whether the requirements of this section are satisfied; and
  • Utilize student/instructor ratios determined to be appropriate by the District given the educational limitations of the students with disabilities enrolled in each class. Class size should not be so large as to impede measurable progress or to endanger the well-being and safety of students or staff.


De Anza College - DSPS Educational Assistance Courses:


Physical Education - Adapted (PEA)




Learning Strategies (LS* 200 - 212) - Basic Skills



Learning Strategies (LS* 218 - 219)- Tutorial Support



Educational Access (EDAC** 240 to 290) - Assistive Technology




Educational Access (EDAC** 230 to 235) - HOPE-De Anza (off campus)



* LS courses were formerly titled GUID courses

** EDAC courses were formerly titled SPED courses



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Last Updated: 6/14/17