Disability Services Del Mar College and the Disabilities Services Office (DSO) staff are committed to ensuring equal access to College services, programs and activities for qualified students with disabilities in accordance with The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Texas state laws. Students shall not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the college. The DSO is located in the Harvin Center, Room 188 on the East Campus, phone 361-698-1292 or 1298 and in the Coleman Center Rm. 106 on the West Campus, phone 361-698-1761. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Mission Statement The Disabilities Services Office provides support services for students with disabilities to remove obstacles to their education in order to promote their maximum academic potential, participation in the college experience, and self-sufficiency. Based on the belief that all students should be assured equal access and opportunity, the Disabilities Services Office strives to eliminate physical, instructional, and attitudinal barriers by providing reasonable accommodations and fostering awareness within the Del Mar community. What must students do to request and receive services? (For a more detailed description of the process for requesting and receiving services, please go to Del Mar’s New Policy for Student Disability Services)The required steps for students to request and receive services are: Students must come to the Disability Services Office to complete a Request for Disability Support Services Form as soon as they are accepted to DMC but not later than two weeks prior to the start of the semester. Students must provide acceptable documentation. (See below) Students must schedule an intake meeting with a Disability Specialist to discuss the nature of the disability and appropriate accommodations. Students must read and sign all required office documentation. What is acceptable documentation? Documentation must be no more than 5 years old. Documentation must be from an authorized professional such as licensed MD, Psychologist Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, Licensed Therapist or Certified Educational Diagnostician. Documentation must include diagnosis and resulting functional limitations. Also helpful are functional assessments performed, assessment of student’s needs and any recommended accommodations.