Disability Support Services

Overview

Our Disability Support Services (DSS) team provides assistance and accommodations to our students with verifiable disabilities.

DSS staff is available to ensure students’ needs are met by facilitating necessary documentation for registration, textbooks, supplies and reasonable accommodations, mandated by State and Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) laws, including: assessment accommodations, assistive technology, enlargements, agency referrals, sign language interpreting, and resource rooms. Recorded and braille course materials are also available. Whether you are seeking to learn English, earn your high school diploma, get career training or participate in any of the other programs we offer, our DSS staff is dedicated and passionate about providing the services you need to be successful!

While many of our students utilizing DSS services are originally referred to us by the Veterans Administration, the California Department of Rehabilitation, private rehabilitation agencies or even LA Unified’s own District Office of Transition Services (DOTS), we encourage all of our students who feel they may need assistance and/or reasonable accommodations to visit us.

 

Disability Support Services (DSS) Advisors by School

Abram Friedman Occupational Center
Lisa Andrade, DSS Advisor
(213) 533-9893
[email protected]
 
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
Katherine Mancuso, DSS Advisor
(424) 290-1532
[email protected]
 
Evans Community Adult School
Marisela Bustillos, DSS Advisor
(949) 484-9278 – Google Voice
[email protected]
 
Harbor Occupational Center
Lisa Cantu, DSS Advisor
(213) 241-4793
[email protected]
 
Los Angeles Technology Center
Lisa Cantu, DSS Advisor
(213) 241-4794
[email protected]
 
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
Marisela Bustillos, DSS Advisor
(949) 484-9278 – Google Voice
[email protected]
 
North Valley Occupational Center
Teresa Romero, DSS Advisor
(818) 856-2517 – Google phone
[email protected]
 
Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
Katherine Mancuso, DSS Advisor
(424) 290-1532
[email protected]
 
Venice Skills Center
Katherine Mancuso, DSS Advisor
(424) 290-1532
[email protected]
 
West Valley Occupational Center
Teresa Romero, DSS Advisor
(818) 856-2517 – Google phone
[email protected]