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 Disability Support Programs & Services

   Differences Between K-12 System and College System


IDEA, Section 504


ADA, Section 504

  • "Search & Serve"---district identifies student(s)
  • "Self-Disclosure & Request"---student(s) must identify
  • Established eligibility
  • Student provides documentation that identifies educational limitations
  • Develop IEP/ITP
  • Develop Student Educational Plan (SEP)
  • Provides support and/or special classes
  • Provides support services and/or limited special classes
  • District ensures that the IEP is implemented and goals are met
  • Student is responsible for own goals and progress
  • Parents and special education professionals may advocate for student
  • Student advocates for self; DSPS staff provides guidance and support
  • Fundamental alteration is allowed to the program of study and instructional methods
  • Accommodations may NOT alter fundamental nature of credit courses; degree requirements or certificate programs
  • Student may receive Certificate of Completion instead of diploma
  • Student may receive approved vocational certificate or AA/AS degree
  • Personal/attendant services may be provided
  • Student provides attendant care
  • Transportation to and from school provided by district
  • Public transportation: Dial-a-Ride/C.A.T/SMART




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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151