Frequently Asked Questions
The Office of Disability Services ensures that eligible students receive proper classroom modifications and academic accommodations and acts as a liaison between faculty and students. Academic accommodations are based on a case-by-case scenario, and accommodations have to be substantiated through medical documentation.
Any student with a current schedule who completes the semester application packet requesting Disability Services is eligible for services, as long as the student has provided current and relevant medical documentation substantiating the disability.
The most commonly identified disabilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Depression, Dyslexia, Vision and Hearing Impairments, Arthritis and Mobility Disorders, and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).
Each student’s medical documentation and request for services is reviewed on a case-by-case scenario; however, the most requested academic accommodations include, but are not limited to, the following: Extended Test Time, Extended Time for Assignments, Isolated Testing, Use of a Calculator (for Developmental Math Courses), a Reader for Testing Only, Preferential Seating, Sign-Language Interpreter, and Use of a Recorder.
At the college level, students are expected to be responsible for, but not limited to, the following: student success, transportation, textbooks, time management, attendance, open communication, completing ALL coursework by the end of the semester, and self-identifying with Disability Services EVERY semester.
The office of Disability Services is located in Building F Room 254 . The Disability Services Testing is located in Building F Room 255 with the Student Support Specialist.
Disability Services has a Medical Certification Form which any student can take to a medical professional who can substantiate the student’s disability through completing the Medical Certification Form. Disability Services also has a Community Resources Handout with local resources that can assist students, such as Louisiana Rehabilitation Services and Families Helping Families.
Students can request services up until the very end of the semester. There is no deadline; however, services are not retro-active, and processing requests takes time. Disability Services strongly suggests that students submit completed paperwork at least two-weeks prior to the necessary services.