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Disabled Student Services
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About Disabled Student Services

The office of Disabled Student Services is a student support program within the Division of Student Services. Our mission is to assist students with disabilities as they secure their university degrees at California State University, Long Beach. We provide services to over 1,500 students each semester. Over 10,000 students with disabilities have graduated from California State University, Long Beach with support from our program.

Disabled Student Services Main Office Staff
Staff Name Office Title Phone E-mail
Carmen Varela
BH-270D Director
Mary Nguyen
BH-270F Associate Director
Valerie Iapello
BH-270A Fiscal Coordinator
Courtney Countryman
BH-270 Front Office Assistant

Karen Kinsley

BH-270 Case Manager

Our program staff are committed to helping students with disabilities build a better future. To meet this goal, the Disabled Student Services program provides support services for in classroom activities, career development resources, use of and training on adaptive computer equipment and access devices, disability related counseling, and academic advisement.

If you have any questions, contact the Disabled Student Services Office at (562) 985-5401. We will be happy to meet with you and show you our facilities and the campus.