You can communicate with your DSP Specialist by e-mail or you can make an appointment; call (510) 642-0518, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m. for lunch). You can also "drop in" to see your Specialist. The Receptionist will give you a list of DSP Specialists' drop-in hours.
When you apply for your accommodation letters, don't forget to request needed auxiliary services that have been authorized for you. Let us know if you have trouble finding an auxiliary services provider; we have a special assistant who will help you.
If you need to take fewer courses for disability-related reasons, you can request a "reduced course load letter". Take the letter to your college advisor. If you are receiving financial aid, ask your Specialist to notify the Financial Aid Office about your reduced course load status.
"Assistive technology" (AT) refers to ways of using technology (computer hardware and software, and other devices) to offset the effects of disabilities. DSP/TRIO offers instruction in AT. In order to support their needs for personal assistive technology software, DSP/TRIO students who have filed a FAFSA also receive priority consideration for DSP's Student Technology Grant. If you have questions about your AT needs, please ask your Specialist.
Our TRIO calendar collects TRIO dates to remember, including academic deadlines; disability-related events on campus and in the local community; and deadlines for scholarships, fellowships, and internships.
bSpace is the tool that we use to keep you informed about our TRIO services and events.
Our Facebook page is a way for you to interact with your fellow DSP/TRIO students, along with allies of the disability community on and off campus.
When scheduling your classes, be sure to check the time and date of the final exam for each class. This could help alert you to possible scheduling problems, such as two finals on the same day or consecutive days.
Your mental and physical health are important and have a direct impact on your academics. Please use the resources that UC Berkeley has to offer — University Health Services or Counseling and Psychological Services.