Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office provides support services to the adult students with disabilities at the Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) school sites. Many of the staff cover multiple school sites to provided reasonable accommodations mandated by State and Federal ADA laws. Some of the services provided include assessment accommodations, assistive technology, enlargements, recorded and braille course materials, agency referrals, sign language interpreting, and resource rooms for students with visual impairments.

The care and support I received from DSS helped me change my life!Former Student
Some students are referred to DACE schools by the Veterans Administration, the California Department of Rehabilitation and private rehabilitation agencies. Other students “walk in” and are referred to the DSS office by counseling office staff. And yet others transition from high school by way of the District Office of Transition Services (DOTS) program.

The DSS staff is dedicated and passionate about providing services to help students succeed in their chosen pathway, whether it is an Administrative Assistant or Construction certificate in a CTE program or an Adult Education program that leads to a high school diploma. The staff is available to ensure students’ needs are met by facilitating the necessary documentation for registration, textbook and supplies acquirement and accommodation requests.

Contact Information

Campus Name/Location Contact Information
Abram Friedman Occupational Center
1646 S. Olive Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 765-2598
Video Phone (213) 436-1555
Gaby Segura-Williams, Advisor
gms14581@lausd.net
Hilda Nunez, Program Assistant
hxn8939@lausd.net
Paulo Solis, Program Assistant
pxs7837@lausd.net
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 276-7014 or (323) 276-7016
East LA Skills Center (323) 224-5970 X5981
Katherine Mancuso, Advisor
kmancuso@lausd.net
Heidi Hishaw, Program Assistant
hlh8708@lausd.net
Harbor Occupational Center
740 North Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 547-5551
Lisa Andrade, Advisor X219
lisa.andrade@lausd.net
Cynthia Gualano, Program Assistant X218
cgualano@lausd.net
Los Angeles Technology Center
3721 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 732-0153
Teresa Romero, Advisor
teresa.romero@lausd.net
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
10925 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 357-7726
Teresa Romero, Advisor
teresa.romero@lausd.net
Michelle Broughton, Program Assistant
scheilda.broughton@lausd.net
North Valley Occupational Center
11450 N. Sharp Avenue
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 365-9645
Video Phone (818) 233-8414
Kathy McBean, Advisor X368
kmcbean@lausd.net
Beatriz Cruz, Program Assistant X367
beatriz.cruz@lausd.net
Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90040
(323) 729-6400
Katherine Mancuso, Advisor X6416
kmancuso@lausd.net
Paulo Solis, Program Assistant X6414
pxs7837@lausd.net
Venice Skills Center
611 5th Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-5882
Teresa Romero, Advisor
teresa.romero@lausd.net
Michelle Broughton, Program Assistant
scheilda.broughton@lausd.net
West Valley Occupational Center
6200 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 346-3540
Kathy McBean, Advisor X266
kmcbean@lausd.net