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Faculty Handbook: Introduction

The Disabled Student Services (DSS) Program, at CSULB, was founded in 1973 by a group of students who believed in affecting necessary change in order to make the campus more accessible to students with a disability. Since its establishment, DSS has grown into a program that provides services to over 1,700 students each semester. Each year DSS provides over 75,000 hours of direct support services to students with disabilities. In the course of the past 44 years, Disabled Student Services has assisted over 9,400 students graduate from our university.

DSS has five major program components:

These essential program services are offered to enhance the success of students with disabilities in their academic pursuits.

Throughout the course of its history, Disabled Student Services has enjoyed a rich and positive working relationship with the CSULB faculty. DSS will endeavor to continue its efforts to build stronger partnerships in the future.

"No otherwise qualified individual with disabilities in the United States ... shall, solely by reason of his/her 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 ..."Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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