Supportive Education Services (SES)/Case Management Services


Student Accessibility Services offers individualized support and services to students with psychiatric/psychological conditions, ADHD/ADD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders/Pervasive Developmental Disorders.  

These services consist of case management, collaboration and consultation with treating therapist/psychiatrist, counseling and support, and academic advising. The central focus of SES is to equip and support students in order for them to be successful at Whittier.

SES helps students learn to cope with symptoms that can affect their college experience. Such symptoms can include (but are not limited to):

  • Medication side effects
  • Problems with concentration
  • Memory or learning difficulties
  • Fatigue and sleep problems
  • Test or performance anxiety
  • Absences due to hospitalization or relapse
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Panic attacks or phobias
  • Trouble with thinking or organization
  • Conflicts and anger management
  • Interpersonal difficulties

Students gain skills in:

  • Managing the academic and personal challenges at Whittier College
  • Understanding individual strengths, weaknesses, and interests
  • Becoming self- advocates who can effectively interact with professors, staff, and peers
  • Monitoring the effectiveness of approved accommodations