Student Ability Success Center (SASC)
Student Disability Services (SDS) is the campus office responsible for determining
and providing appropriate academic accommodations for students with disabilities.
Support services are available to students with certified visual limitations, hearing
and communication impairments, learning disabilities, mobility, and other functional
What Specific Disability Services are provided at SDSU-IV?
The Office of Student Disability Services provides support services for students with
mobility limitations, learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments, psychological
disabilities, attention deficit disorder, and other disabilities. These services
- Counseling to assist students in making personal, academic, and vocational choices,
and show how best to utilize campus facilities.
- Orientation for students.
- Priority registration for students with special needs.
- Accessibility information, maps, and library study rooms.
- Reader services and assistance with books on tape.
- Testing assistance for visually impaired, learning disabled, and dexterity limited
- Tutoring and note-taking services.
- Referral to off-campus agencies for mobility orientation, financial benefits, and
The Office is in the process of acquiring audio recorders and laptops for use by students
What Do Students Need To Do To Obtain Services?
- When students apply for admission, they should contact the campus Disabilities Services
Coordinator to discuss what services they will need due to their specific disabilities.
- Prior to receiving assistance, students must furnish appropriate medical documentation
to Student Disability Services.
- The Disabilities Service Coordinator will assist students in obtaining a university
letter outlining the accommodations they will need during their studies. Students
are strongly encouraged to contact the Disabilities Services Coordinator well before
the semester begins to obtain this letter.
- Students should contact their academic adviser to make them aware of their disability
needs and to discuss their program of study.
- Students should contact their professor for each course at the beginning of the semester
to self identify and explain their circumstances. This will give them an opportunity
to talk face-to-face with their professor before the term begins.
Is There a Fee for Services Through the Student Ability Success Center Office?
No. Services are authorized appropriate to each student's disability and provided
Whom Should Students Contact?
Students should contact the SASC Coordinator, Norma Aguilar, at 760-768-5637, email: [email protected] or visit the office located in Administration Building.
Disabilities And The Law
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990 are
major pieces of federal legislation which prohibit discrimination against persons
with disabilities. These Acts state that no otherwise qualified person with a disability
may, "solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation
in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program
or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
The term "program or activity" includes all the operations of a college, university,
or other post-secondary institution. As a recipient of federal funds, San Diego State
University is subject to the requirements of this section (Section 504).
A Disability Guide For Faculty
A guide that will assist faculty in helping students with disabilities can be found
here: Disability Guide .