DSS Courses, Programs, & Clubs


COUN 076C – Accessible Note-taking Techniques

This course is designed for students with disabilities who have limited skills in the area of note taking. This course will teach students various techniques to improve note-taking skills that can be used in all academic coursework and other settings.

COUN 073C – Computer Access I

This course is designed for students with disabilities. It will provide training in the use of computer technology in a word processing and internet environment. May be taken for credit 2 times.
(Beginning fall 2018 semester)

COUN 100C – College Orientation

Learn what it takes to be a successful college student and create your own educational plan by enrolling in COUN 100C – College Orientation. This course is designed for students with disabilities. Students will learn campus policies and procedures, strengthen study skills, create a Student Educational Plan, and develop responsible academic and personal attitudes.This course is worth one (1) unit.

KIN 100 C – Adapted P.E. – Weight Training **

Gives you the opportunity to participate in resistive exercises with weights.

** Prerequisite: Entry into this class is based on the student’s previous medical history.

KIN 101 C – Adapted P.E. – Activity **

Emphasizes modified individual and team sport activities.

** Prerequisite: Entry into this class is based on the student’s previous medical history.

DANC 110C – Adapted Dance

This course introduces students with disabilities to elements of several types of dance, including modern and contact improvisation. The course will enhance self-confidence, dexterity, decision making and self awareness through the usage of several factors involved in the pedagogical process.


First Steps – A Summer Bridge Program for High School Seniors with Disabilities

Study and Learning Strategies (SLS) Program

Program Leader: Adrienne Sanchez, MA
SLS Counselor
E: asanchez@cypresscollege.edu
T: (714) 484-7104

The Study and Learning Strategies Program provides support to students needing assistance with enhancing their study and learning skills. The SLS Counselor will provide one-on-one sessions to Cypress College students to develop study strategies, enhance learning strengths, and boost skill weaknesses.

For more information, contact the DSS office at (714) 484-7104 or visit room CCCPLX-100 (next to the Financial Aid office).

ARISE Lab (Academics, Relationships, Independence, Self-Advocacy, Emotional Health)


ASL Chargers


The Neurodiversity Club is a space for neurodiverse students and their allies seeking inclusion and connection on campus. Our goal is to create a safe space for students to meet and feel connected with others, discuss issues that affect the neurodiverse community, and increase awareness on campus about neurodiversity. Advocates for the neurodivergent population or those wishing to understand more about neurodiversity are encouraged to attend! 

If you are interested in becoming a member, please reach out to the advisor, Christina Lakeman at clakeman@cypresscollege.edu.  


Second and fourth Tuesday of each month
3–4 p.m.
In-Person Location: Business Building, Room 119
Virtual Location: Join Zoom (Meeting ID: 695 731 7551)