Student Accessibility Services (SAS)
MiraCosta College welcomes students or prospective students to self-identify as an individual with a disability. The Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office supports 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The online chat feature is designed for quick questions when staff are available. A counseling appointment or phone call with staff may be needed if additional support or assistance is required. Please note: The chat feature is compatible with Chrome and Firefox browsers only.
Hours of operation for Online Chat: Monday thru Thursday, 9am to 3pm, Friday 8am-12pm.
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 Director / Section 504 Coordinator
- Michelle Farnam
- Kris Peck
Learning Disability Specialist/Counselor/Instructor
- Krystle Taylor
Learning Disability Specialist/Counselor
- Brittany Daniels
Associate Counselor (Noncredit programs)
- Katie Tewes
- Shaylah Turk
- Chendo Bretado
Administrative Support Assistant III
- Pamela Le Blanc
Student Services Specialist
- Abrey Nydegger
Student Services Coordinator (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, Hayley Schwartzkopf at (760) 795-6672, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside (MS 6). 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).