DRCSA


About DRCSA

DRCSA stands for the Disability Resource Center Student Ambassador initiative, which is a new student lead college club that is here to support students with disabilities, and educating faculty and staff on how to better support students who require academic accommodations.  We encourage anyone who believes in our mission to end the stigma of disabilities to join us!  Email us anytime at: candrcsa@my.smccd.edu.



WE'RE SO EXCITED FOR THE FALL 2021 SEMESTER!

If you're interested in joining us, please fill out our application for the 2021-2022 school year here: DRCSA FALL 2021 APPLICATION

 


IF YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN US FOR OUR GENERAL MEETINGS, WE CURRENTLY MEET EVERY FRIDAY AT 2PM OVER ZOOM:

 

Click on the link below to join our meetings!

https://smccd-hipaa.zoom.us/j/86522373885?pwd=WDdLbXRsMFJJVTBEcExWcFFKSCtzdz09
 Meeting ID: 865 2237 3885
Passcode: 622264
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Who can join?

Everyone is welcome! We're all-inclusive. Whether you identify as disabled or not, you're welcome to come out to our meetings and join us. You don't need to be registered to the DRC either.


DRCSA Fall Recruitment Flyer

Click here to download flyer as pdf. 



2021 to 2022 Leadership

 

Interim President - Bella Zhang

Interim Vice President - Monica Madriz 

Interim Secretary - Monica Madriz

Interim Treasurer - Diana Castro

Interim ICC Liasion - Bella Zhang 

Interim Marketing Diector - Chloe Kim

 


DRCSA Spring 2021 Archive

 

Spring 2021 Events

April 13th - 1pm: Services provided by DRCSA to Support Disabled Students at Canada College (for Wellness Fair)

April 14th - 9am and 5pm: DRC orientation for incoming high school students:

April 15th - 4pm: DRCSA presents "What is an Accommodation?"

April 22 - 5pm:  Wellness Presentation for Working Adults (CWA)

May 6th - 6pm to 8pm:  DRCSA will represent the DRC and Wellness Center on the student panel 

May 14th (time TBA):  DRCSA presents Mental Health during COVID 19 for students with disabilities

Join Zoom Link:
 
Meeting ID: 816 3618 1604
Passcode:335844
 

TBA: Transfer Workshop to Private Universities

  • link to be announced

April 22nd, 2021; 1pm to 2:30pm: 

Zoom link:

https://smccd-hipaa.zoom.us/j/82939744243?pwd=dXliSHEzUG8yNnAzd0pHNU40ZWt6UT09

Meeting ID: 829 3974 4243

Passcode: 216396

 

Title:  Faculty and Staff Support for Disability Laws and Non-Discrimination: Guidance for Professional Practices.

Description:  DRCSA (Disability Resource Center Student Ambassador) Initiative will host this workshop that will review the importance of following disability laws and the principle of non-discrimination toward students with disabilities on our campus.  Cañada students will also be sharing their expertise and advice with faculty, so that faculty can use this information to guide their professional practices in their classrooms.

Agenda: 

  1. Introductions
  2. DRCSA Information
  3. Definition of Accessibility
  4. What makes accommodations reasonable
  5. When accommodations are not reasonable
  6. Review of disability laws 
  7. Students talk about their personal experiences regarding accommodations:
    • Talking to students about their accommodations
    • Importance of privacy 
    • Importance of Universal Design
  8. Open discussion

 

Check Out Some Videos of Our Work

BASS 2021: Leo

Produced and Directed by Anastasia Lubarsky & Tariq Avila

This short film was nominated for Best Bay Area Student Short Film!  

Here's the link to view short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqI_FzmC3Ko

What are Accommodations?"

This is a workshop that is scheduled for April 15th. 

Video will be posted shortly afterwards