This service is structured to provide customized support to gain skills and knowledge in one’s field of interest. The program will be tailored individual academic plans, which will include college enrollment, providing accommodation for participants with college counselors to meet one’s objectives.

Enrollment alone can be challenging for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Thus, OCSS provides comprehensive services to help the population we support in their transition and seamlessly adjust to college life and excel in their academic pursuits by doing the following:


Research and Choose Suitable Programs

The first step is to research colleges or universities that have programs specifically designed for individuals with developmental disabilities. These programs may vary in terms of available support services, academic offerings, and campus environment.


Contact Disability Services Office

Once potential colleges or universities are identified, it’s important to contact the disability services office at each institution to inquire about available resources and support for students with developmental disabilities. This office can provide information about accommodations, campus accessibility, and support programs.


Provide Documentation

Most colleges and universities require documentation of developmental disability in order to provide appropriate accommodations and support services. This documentation may include medical records, psychoeducational evaluations, or other relevant documentation.


Apply for Admission

Like any other student, individuals with developmental disabilities must complete the college application process. This typically involves submitting an application form, transcripts, standardized test scores (if required), letters of recommendation, and possibly a personal statement or essay.


OCSS does not stop in the transition phase, we also want the population we support to have meaningful journey in their college / post-secondary education by providing them with the following every step of the way:  

  • – Providing individualized support in selecting and scheduling courses;
  • – Improving proficiency in the use of computer and other electronic device;
  • – Assisting in navigating various computer applications;
  • – Teaching how to manage calendar and daily activities;
  • – Attending lectures and labs for courses;
  • – Reviewing course material and ensuring understanding;
  • – Taking detailed notes during classes to support learning;
  • – Organizing assignments and projects with due dates;
  • – Facilitating study groups to prepare for exams;
  • – Connecting with tutoring assistance as needed;
  • – Attending academic, counseling and advising appointments;
  • – Guiding in the selection and participation to relevant campus clubs and groups; and
  • – Supporting participation in campus activities and events.