The Disability Resources Department (DRD) facilitates equal access for qualified students to community college education through services, academic accommodations and educational assistance courses in accordance with state and federal law. Students with verified disabilities are encouraged to request services through this department. DRD serves students with a variety of disabilities, including, but not limited to: physical, sensory, learning, mental health, intellectual, chronic health and temporary disabilities. Services include specialized academic advising focusing on individual abilities and limitations, disability management, and access technology. Qualified students may be authorized to receive academic accommodations including extra time for exams, mobility assistants, sign language interpreters or note takers. Limited learning disability evaluations may be available to students who are enrolled in a program of study at Santa Rosa Junior College. See schedule of classes for DRD course offerings.
Santa Rosa Campus: Bertolini Student Center, 3rd floor (707) 527-4278.
Petaluma Campus: Jacobs Hall 101 (707) 778-2491.
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
For more information visit https://drd.santarosa.edu/.
ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The Access Technology Center (ATC) provides referral based assessment and instruction in the use of access technology and alternate media for students with physical, sensory, learning and cognitive disabilities at both the Santa Rosa and Petaluma campuses. The ATC also provides computer access utilizing adapted hardware and software for students with disabilities in SRJC district computer labs and public access locations. For more information, contact (707) 527-4890.
ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The Adapted P.E. Program offers a variety of exercise classes (swimming, water exercise, weight training, and functional movement) for students with physical limitations. Instructors help students develop personalized exercise programs. If one-to-one assistance is needed to participate in class (including getting on and off machines, dressing for swimming, restroom assistance, etc.) it is the student’s responsibility to provide an attendant for this. For more information, call (707) 527-4470.
COLLEGE TO CAREER PROGRAM
The College to Career (C2C) program is designed to help students with intellectual disabilities and/or autism obtain employment in the community and in the career area of their choice. C2C is a three-year program culminating in competitive paid employment in Sonoma County for participating students. Serving three cohorts of 20 students annually, C2C is designed to meet the unique needs of students who are challenged with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in postsecondary education and the workforce. C2C is a cooperative program with the California Department of Rehabilitation. As enrollment is limited, admission is competitive. Students who seek admission to C2C are required to submit an application and attend an interview with our C2C Coordinator. Applications and information about the selection process are available on our website.
SUPPORT FOR VETERANS
Returning veterans who experience hearing loss, acquired brain injury, post-traumatic stress, physical disability, or are experiencing difficulty due to other disability are encouraged to utilize the support services of the Disability Resources Department. A Disability Specialist/Counselors is available in the Veteran’s Affairs Office for confidential consultation.
TRANSITION TO COLLEGE PROGRAM
Transition to College (TC) is an outreach effort through the Disability Resources Department designed for graduating high school seniors with verified disabilities who plan to attend SRJC. Qualified students will learn about services from DRD; complete the SRJC application and orientation, take ESL placement exams with accommodations, create an education plan and are eligible for priority registration. See our website for additional details.