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Section One: Coming To De Anza College
How To Use This Handbook
This Handbook was written to help you earn how to become
- an effective advocate for yourself
- an informed consumer of the educational and disability services.
To get started, here are two major requirements students need for success in college
- Critically evaluate your educational needs, disability-related or not
- Determine how to get those needs met
These are accomplished by
- developing self-understanding, communication and day-to-day management skills,
- learning about the services, accommodations and programs available to you
- learning the policies and procedures to use services effectively
We hope this Handbook will help you with these processes.
Begin by reading the Table of Contents to see the topics and information covered.
Pay particular attention to Section Two: Using Disability Services and Accommodations.
This section contains essential information on how you as a student with a disability can receive the assistance you need. It details the steps to receive services and the policies governing their use. It also advises you how you can resolve and handle disagreements and conflicts.
Use Section Three: Success Strategies, to increase critical student skills and compensation strategies.
Familiarize yourself with the Emergency Procedures listed in Section Five: Campus and Community Life. Theses will be critical in the event that the campus must ever be evacuated.
Print relevent pages of this Handbook and keep readily available for review during your time at De Anza.
You will find some duplication of information in different sections. This is done to ensure that you have all the facts you need.
If anything is unclear to you, ask your Disability Support Services counselor or Educational Diagnostic Center advisor. They are here to help you successfully chart and navigate your educational course. If necessary, they can also clarify the policies and the Handbook information which you will be held responsible for knowing in order to use services.
Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure that the Handbook is factual and accurate. However, it is for informational guidance purposes and its provisions are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. Content is reviewed and revised as needed. The current revision’s date is published on the bottom of the web page.