MiraCosta College welcomes students or prospective students to self-identify as an individual with a disability. The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office provides academic accommodations, advising and other services to students who experience a variety of disabilities, including but not limited to the following; acquired brain injury, ADHD or ADD, autism spectrum, blind or low vision, Deaf or hard of hearing, intellectual disability, learning disability, mental health disability, physical disability, other temporary or chronic health conditions & disabilities.
For questions or requests to speak with a SAS staff member, we highly encourage you to complete a short questionnaire. Your responses will help us determine the appropriate member of our team to assist you further. You may also email us at email@example.com or call us at 760.795.6658. Our staff check email and voicemail regularly throughout the day and will reply within 1-2 business days. For both email and voicemail, please be ready to leave your name, SURF ID and best phone number for us to reach you. SAS Counselors will continue to monitor their emails if you would like to email them directly.
For information on various Abilities Awareness Month Activities, please visit the Social Justice and Equity Center website for History & Heritage Month activities.
- Jeff Higginbotham
Faculty Coordinator / Section 504 Coordinator
- Abrey Nydegger
Manager, Counseling Services
- Michelle Farnam
- Kris Peck
Learning Disability Specialist/Counselor/Instructor
- Shaylah Turk
- Henry Cohn-Geltner
- Brittany Daniels
Associate Counselor (Credit and Noncredit programs)
- Katie Tewes
Associate Counselor (Noncredit programs)
- Chendo Bretado
Administrative Support Assistant III
- Farhonda Alizada
Assistive Technology Assistant
- Pamela Le Blanc
Student Services Specialist (Exam/Notetaker Accommodations)
- Denise Jessup
Questions related to assistive technology or alternate media, please email:
- Aaron Holmes
Student Accessibility Services provides support, services, resources and accommodations for students with verified disabilities. Our belief is that disability is not a limitation, but rather an indication of perseverance, strength & determination in accomplishing all life endeavors. Our intention is to promote access, equity and inclusion; to instill a true sense of belonging at MiraCosta College for students with disabilities.
MiraCosta College does not discriminate in its admissions, employment practices, or its educational programs or activities on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation of any person, military and veteran status, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics. Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the college’s programs.
MiraCosta College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint
process internally or externally. Reports of discrimination, harassment, misconduct, and concerns about noncompliance should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Sarah Olejniczak at 650.383.4753 extension 177 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside (MS 14). For a complete copy of the policy or for more
information, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of
Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).