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Disability Support Services

The Disability Support Services (DSS) office provides support services to the adult students with verifiable disabilities at the Division of Adult and Career Education (DACE) school sites. Many of the staff cover multiple school sites to provide 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) 765-2400
Video Phone (213) 436-1555
Lisa Andrade, Advisor (213) 765-2499
Hilda Nunez, Program Assistant (213) 765-2598
Paulo Solis, Program Assistant (213) 765-2598
East Los Angeles Occupational Center
2100 Marengo Street
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(323) 276-7000


Katherine Mancuso, Advisor (323) 276-7098
East Los Angeles Skills Center
3921 Selig Place
Los Angeles, CA 90031-3901
(323) 224-5970


Marisela Bustillos, Advisor (323) 224-5981
Evans CAS
717 N. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2118
(213) 613-7900
Teresa Romero, Advisor
Harbor Occupational Center
740 North Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 241-4800
Cynthia Gualano, Advisor (310) 241-4818
Los Angeles Technology Center
3721 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90018
(323) 373-2300
Cynthia Gualano, Advisor (323) 373-2300 x2326
Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center
10925 S. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90059
(323) 357-7700
Marisela Bustillos, Advisor x7335
North Valley Occupational Center
11450 N. Sharp Avenue
Mission Hills, CA 91345
(818) 256-1400
Video Phone (818) 233-8414
Teresa Romero, Advisor (818) 256-1368
Selena Cisneros, Senior Office Technician
Slawson Southeast Occupational Center
5500 Rickenbacker Road
Bell, CA 90040
(323) 729-6400
Katherine Mancuso, Advisor (323) 729-6409
Paulo Solis, Program Assistant (323) 729-6413
Venice Skills Center
611 5th Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 664-5888
Kathy McBean, Advisor (310) 664-5882
West Valley Occupational Center
6200 Winnetka Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
(818) 346-3540
Video Phone: (747) 208-5746
Kathy McBean, Advisor X266