Disability Support Service

Disability Support Service (DSS) arranges accommodations, makes available a barrier-free campus, and educates the campus community about disability.​

YVC Disability Support Services (DSS) is committed to providing appropriate accommodations to individual students, access to adaptive technology, and barrier-free facilities. We offer eligible students and staff equal access to all YVC sponsored programs and academic resources.

Available accommodations include (but are not limited to): 

  • Alternative Exams Format/Time
  • Taped texts/Lectures
  • ASL Interpreters
  • Note Takers
  • Registration Assistance

We work with instructors, departments, and the student to ensure accommodation needs are met. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding Disability Support Services. We are glad to assist you!


Guidelines and Procedures

DSS guidelines and procedures have been developed to ensure the highest quality services to our students. The guidelines and procedures in the links below are in compliance with ADA and Section 504 regulations.

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health
Department of Vocational Rehabilitation
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind
Resources for College Students with Disabilities
Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy
Cerebral Palsy Outreach

The links included within the Yakima Valley College (YVC) Web pages will take you out of the YVC site. Links are limited to those that meet our educational purpose. The linked sites are not under the control of YVC and YVC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. YVC is not responsible for Webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. YVC provides these links solely as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by YVC or any association with their operators.

Jennifer Hopper, MS LMFTASL and DSS Coordinator
Email: jhopper@yvcc.edu
VP 509.530.2019
Building 8, Office 143
Yakima Campus
Guadalupe Huitron-LillyCounselor
Email: ghuitron-lilly@yvcc.edu
Phone: 509.574.4683
Building 8, Office 180
Yakima Campus
Malynda DyerProgram Assistant
Email: mdyer@yvcc.edu
Phone: 509-574-4961
Building: 8, Office 114
Yakima Campus
Heidi Matlack Counselor
Email: hmatlack@yvcc.edu
Phone: 509.882.7042
Building 56, Office 121-A
Grandview Campus
Adri NavarroProgram Assistant
Email: adriananavarro@yvcc.edu
Phone: 509.882.7041
Building 56, Office 121-C
Grandview Campus