Disability Support Services

DSPS 114 180 Hours Relationships and Sexuality Training

A class geared for students with developmental or learning disabilities that is designed to provide a comprehensive and meaningful overview. The course strives to build healthy, safe sexual attitudes, behaviors, and relationships consistent with personal values. (Apportionment)

DSPS 121 180 Hours Computer-Assisted Instructional Lab

Designed for students with disabilities to provide instruction in computer operation, word processing and the use of adaptive computer equipment. (Apportionment)

DSPS 130 60 Hours Bill Paying and Banking

This class is designed for adults with developmental disabilities and learning disabilities who want to learn how to maintain a checking account. This is an introductory class that teaches banking vocabulary and step by step on how to open and manage a checking account. Students will be required to use the Quicken software program for balancing their checking account. (Apportionment)

DSPS 137 180 Hours Job Skills

Designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to help recognize and achieve potential as independent members of the community. Lecture, lab, and field experience are combined to provide the student with a comprehensive and meaningful educational experience. (Apportionment)

DSPS 133 180 Hours Self-Advocacy

Instruction designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to enhance advocating for self in everyday life situations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 138 180 Hours Communication on the Job

A class designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities who want to learn how to improve their communication skills in relationship to employment. Course will include activities to enhance written and verbal skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 140 180 Hours Social Skills

This course is designed to give students with developmental and learning disabilities an overview of appropriate social skills at school, work, and in the community. Through examples in their own lives as well as instructional materials various areas social skills challenges will be explored, any necessary coping strategies taught. (Apportionment)

DSPS 150 30 Hours Critical Thinking

Designed to assist adults with disabilities in acquiring or improving critical thinking skills necessary to function independently in a variety of activities, situations, and environments. Emphasis on problem solving and decision making through understanding and evaluating situations, utilizing knowledge of cause and effect relationships, exploring options, and planning and implementing strategies. (Apportionment)

DSPS 155 72 Hours Mobility Skills

A class designed for students with disabilities to enhance independence by introducing safe practices and knowledge for using public transportation. (Apportionment)

DSPS 180 30 Hours Beginning Banking

This class is for students with disabilities who want to learn how to spell money amounts, fill out an check, make a deposit, record checks and deposits in a check register, and record ATM transactions in a register. This class would beneficial for students: who want to learn the basics of banking, who need practice with the basics of banking, or who are new and would like to take the Banking for Apartment Living class. (Apportionment)

DSPS 175 30 Hours Personal Safety

This course is designed to introduce students with developmental disabilities to personal safety awareness. Students with disabilities will be presented with proactive steps to take to avoid dangerous situations in the community and at home. Students with disabilities will also be presented with basic techniques for self defense and first aid. (Apportionment)

DSPS 260 60 Hours Introduction to Checking Accounts

A quick paced course designed to provide students with disabilities with basic banking skills including writing checks and depositing paychecks. (Apportionment)

DSPS 265 30 Hours Exploring Your Occupational Path

This course is intended to assist adults with disabilities in establishing a clear and realistic occupational goal. Students will assess their interests and abilities in order to establish attainable objectives to achieve their goal. Students will also explore resources for seeking employment in their chosen occupational field. (Apportionment)

DSPS 270 30 Hours Work Attitudes and Employer Expectations

This course is intended to prepare students for successful employment by introducing them to appropriate on-the-job behavior, communication, attitude and work ethic. Students will also be introduced to the importance of workplace safety and customer service. (Apportionment)

DSPS 275 60 Hours Paying Bills

A quick paced course designed to provide students with disabilities with basic money management skills including use of an ATM and bill paying. (Apportionment)

DSPS 280 30 Hours Landing a Job

This course is designed to introduce students with disabilities to filling-out and submitting both written and online job applications. This course will also introduce students to effective job interview preparation, technique and attire. (Apportionment)

DSPS 285 60 Hours Budgeting for Apartment Living

A quick paced course designed to provide money-management skills for employed students with developmental or learning disabilities living in their own apartment. (Apportionment)

DSPS 360 60 Hours Making a Plan for Self-Advocacy

Students will examine personal strengths and skills as well as areas that need improvement in order to be successful in advocating for their chosen life or vocational goal. Students will also research resources pertaining to their goal in order to prepare a plan for advocating for their life or vocational goal. (Apportionment)

DSPS 362 60 Hours Advocating for Life and Vocational Goals

This course provides students with disabilities with knowledge, skills and resources to make decisions and communicate needs for determining their own life and vocational path. Students will learn about disabilities and adaptive skills to mitigate personal disabilities. Students will learn and practice effective communication techniques. (Apportionment)

DSPS 364 60 Hours Interacting with Authority and Emergency Personnel

This course will prepare students with disabilities for interaction with police and emergency personnel. Topics include an overview of the criminal justice system, rights of individuals if taken into custody and reporting victimization. This course also prepares students for interaction with fire, medical, and emergency medical personnel. (Apportionment)

DSPS 380 60 Hours Survival Vocabulary and Basic Reading and Writing

This course is the first in a series of three courses designed for adults with disabilities to learn survival vocabulary and basic reading and writing skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 382 60 Hours Basic Reading Comprehension & Writing for Students with Disabilities

This course is the second in a series of three courses designed for adult students with disabilities to increase their reading comprehension and writing skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 384 60 Hours Using Reading in Real Life Situations for Students with Disabilities

This course is the third in a series of three courses designed for adult students with disabilities to increase their reading comprehension and writing skills found in real life situations. (Apportionment)

DSPS 392 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Basic Math with Money for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice money skills to learn money exchanging concepts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 394 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Basic Math with Time for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice math skills to learn time concepts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 396 48 Hours Daily Living Skills: Basic Math with Calendars for Students with Disabilities

This is an introductory course for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities to practice math skills to learn calendar concepts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 400 60 Hours Applied Academics: Communication Skills

This course is geared for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities, designed to improve reading, writing and speaking skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 402 60 Hours Applied Academics: Math Skills for Everyday Living

This course is designed to improve everyday math skills for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 404 60 Hours Applied Academics: Reading and Writing for Employment

This course is designed to improve reading and writing skills as they relate to employment for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 410 60 Hours Introduction to Computers

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course provides a basic introduction to computers. (Apportionment)

DSPS 412 60 Hours Introduction to Basic Word Processing

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course teaches the basic introduction to word processing. (Apportionment)

DSPS 414 60 Hours Introduction to Basic Word Processing Editing for Students with Disabilities

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course teaches basic word processing editing. (Apportionment)

DSPS 420 60 Hours Intermediate Word Processing

Designed for individuals with disabilities wanting to increase their basic knowledge of word processing (Apportionment)

DSPS 422 60 Hours Intermediate Electronic Mail

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course provides training in the use of the Internet and operation of e-mail accounts. (Apportionment)

DSPS 424 60 Hours Intermediate PowerPoint Slide Presentation & Basic Formatting

Designed for individuals with disabilities, this course provides training in the use of PowerPoint slide presentation software and basic spreadsheet software. (Apportionment)

DSPS 430 60 Hours Beginning Money for Students with Disabilities

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn the skills necessary for accurate money exchanges. Students will learn how to count money, give appropriate amounts of money for purchases, make change, and how to calculate a tip. (Apportionment)

DSPS 432 60 Hours Smart Shopping and Saving Money in the Community

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn how to save money by shopping smartly. Students will learn how to use comparison techniques, unit pricing, coupons, and online deals to find the best bargain. (Apportionment)

DSPS 434 60 Hours Safe Shopping and Safe Money Management

A course designed for students with developmental or learning disabilities to learn how to safely shop and manage their money. Students will learn to identify and avoid scams within the community. (Apportionment)

DSPS 440 60 Hours Improving Skills: Consumer Skills

This course is geared for students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities, and designed to improve consumer skills. (Apportionment)

DSPS 444 60 Hours Improving Skills: Functional Writing Skills

This course is designed to improve everyday writing skills of students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)

DSPS 446 60 Hours Improving Skills: Reading Comprehension Skills

This course is designed to improve reading comprehension skills of students with developmental, psychiatric or learning disabilities. (Apportionment)