West Valley College Disability & Educational Support Program (DESP)

If you are a student with a disability that affects your education, the Disability and Educational Support Program (DESP) can assist you in achieving your educational goals. We provide a variety of services and specialized courses designed to insure access to all campus programs, services, and facilities, and to facilitate maximum student independence and success.


Support Services
Academic Accommodations
Computer Lab and Alternate Media
Learning Disability Assessment
Learning Disability Courses
Learning Disability Support Labs
Specialized Counseling

Adapted PE

If you are requesting services, you will need to meet eligibility criteria. A physical, mental learning, or sensory disability that qualifies for academic accommodations under the law must be verified by a credentialed, certified, or licensed professional. A counselor or program specialist will guide you through the intake and verification process.

To begin the process, complete the DESP application available under General Forms and submit it along with your documentation of your disability to DESP.

14000 Fruitvale Avenue
95070 Saratoga , CA
Contact email: 
Tue, Jun 02, 2020: 8:00 pm
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The staff we worked with are super helpful and nice. My son takes the adapted PE course, the instructor is wonderful! He also took an acting class, which he loved. The academic courses have prerequisites, so your young adult will need to be able to pass basic english to take academic courses.

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