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Additional Support for Adaptive Devices with Technology for Students with Disabilities & Increase Staff Support for DSS

  Increase staffing and services for disability resources. Fund a student access and accommodation system that will reduce litigation due to University non‐ compliance/non‐action.

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Progress and Accomplishments

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2021-2022 Q1 Report


SSI funds will continue to cover the salary/benefits of a full-time Disability Management Specialist with a caseload of approximately 450 students for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Disability Management Specialist provides critical support within DSS to ensure the civil rights of students with disabilities at CSUF by providing reasonable accommodations, referrals to on and off-campus resources, disability management, workshops, groups, advocacy support, time management, and organization skills.

Approximately 475 students connect with DSS graduates each year. During the 2020-21 academic year, over 1850 students were registered with DSS and connected with services and support.   DSS anticipates a growth rate of 15-20% annually for students connecting with DSS and requesting services, which has been the trend since 2014.


Students Served & Impacted 

  • 2000+ students connected as of October, 2021. 
  • 500 students per Disability Management Specialist 
  • 20+ new students getting connected weekly
  • Over 600 ADA exams proctored so far this year
  • 600 Welcome Meetings for new students 

Student Opportunities

  • 8 Virtual Workshops
  • 23 Campus Outreach Presentations 
  • 1 Large scale event, Disability Awareness Month 
  • 1000 appointments with students
Staff & Facilities Support SSI funds were utilized to hire one full-time Disability Management Specialist
Budget Amount : $190,599.96
Expenditures: $26,163.39
Balance: $164,436.57