Disability Support Programs and Services - DSPS

Our goal is to support the college student with a disability to enter campus life, its programs and activities, both on campus and through Distance Education. We emphasize educational achievement as well as retention and success, in both higher education and career goals. Reasonable accommodations, when eligible, are provided to minimize the effects of your disability and maximize your potential success within Mission College courses, either on campus or in a Distance Education setting.

DSPS Contact tel: 408-855-5085
DSPS Contact TTY: 408-727-9243 
DSPS FAX: 408-855-5449

DSPS Staff

Debra Williams, Director
Elli Kambouris-Constantin, Full-time Faculty, LD Specialist
Glory Bratton, Associate Faculty, LD Specialist/DSPS Counselor
Polly Waathiq, Associate Faculty/LD Specialist/DSPS Counselor
Marge Throndson, DSPS Advisor
Lesley-Anne Taylor, LD Specialist/Associate Faculty Instructor
Helen Ostrander, Associate Faculty Instructor Emeritus
Nan Biltz, Program Specialist
Mike Denne, Alternate Media Lab Technician
Gladys Simpson, Office Coordinator


Location:    Campus Center    Second Floor     Room 240 CC

Spring 2014 Hours

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm  (Closed for lunch 1:00 - 2:00)
Friday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday and Sunday:  Closed

Service Assessment Outcomes

SAO 1: DSPS students will have a signed educational goal in their yearly contract.
SAO 2: DSPS students will meet with a DSPS Advisor at least once per semester to measure progress toward their educational goal.
SAO 3: New DSPS students will attend both a DSPS specific as well as Mission College Orientation during their 1st semester.
SAO4: DSPS students who have a specific accommodation of DSPS Tutoring will attend at least once per week.