How to Register
Students who wish to receive support from Disability Resource Center (DRC) should complete the following steps:
1. New students to Cañada College, make sure the follow these steps:
- Assessment: Get your ESL Testing and Course Placement
- Orientation: Receive a special workshop to learn about entering the college
- Steps to Success: Your guide to essential steps to completing registration, applying for financial aid, and obtaining supplies for classes
- Welcome Center: Your one stop shop for all college questions
2. Fill out the DRC Application for Services - New Students
- Disability documentation is generally a diagnostic statement, made by a qualified professional that identifies the nature of the condition and the resulting functional limitations. Examples include public school testing and documents that identify disability and accommodations. Please use our available Disability Documentation page for more information.
- Submit Disability Documentation
- Please submit your documents by online, fax, mail, or drop off in person or bring it to your intake appointment.
- Online - in the DRC Application for Services - New Students or the Upload Disability Documentation for the DRC Form
- By Fax - DRC Attention: Disability Documentation at (650) 306-3185
- By Mail- Cañada College, DRC Attn: Disability Documentation, 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard, Building 5, Room 303, Redwood City, CA 94061
- In Person - DRC Office Building 5, Room 303_
3. Schedule an Intake appointment
You can schedule an appointment with the DRC in one of three ways.
- Call the DRC at (650) 306-3259
- Email Canadadrc@smccd.edu
- Stop by our office in building 5 room 303
During the Intake Appointment
Personal observation by our DRC Counselor in conjunction with the student self-report, may verify the existence of a disability such as quadriplegia, paraplegia, cerebral palsy, blindness or deafness without requiring documentation. If you are unsure, contact us and we can help determine the correct course for you. Regardless, please complete the application for services packet so that we may better serve you.
Your appointment with the DRC Counselor will include the following steps:
- Review application for services and disability documents.
- Verify eligibility of services as a student with a disability (recommendations will be made if no documentation is available).
- Through the interactive process, discuss educational limitations related to disability.
- Approve Academic Accommodation Plan (AAP) and discuss policies and procedures.
The Information you share with the Disability Resource Center is confidential and will not be part of your academic record at Canada College.
We look forward to meeting with you and discussing how we can support your academic success.