Updated November 2018
This benefits and work supports initiative of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office provides support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities. These supports help students participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers.
Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) could benefit from collaborating with the Adult Education Program (AEP), adults with disabilities programs within AEP, and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title IV Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) career pathway programs. The initiative could also integrate with community colleges’ Student Equity Plan preparations, ensuring all participants have equal opportunity for postsecondary success. Further, connecting this initiative to WIOA Title I industry sector partnerships could help leverage employer engagement in high-demand occupations.
DSPS could utilize Linked Learning; AEP; contextualized integrated instructional strategies; WIOA Title I adult, dislocated worker, youth transitional jobs, and on-the-job training; and WIOA Title IV VRS integrated competitive employment strategies. This could help connect DSPS to initiative-focused, evidence-based instructional practices to deliver Integrated Education and Training and work-based learning.