Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) provides
intake services, assessment of needs, and facilitation of auxiliary
aids and services for students with disabilities attending LSUA. SSD
also serves as a liaison between students and instructors.
Any student with a learning, physical, psychological or other disability
which significantly impacts his/her academic pursuits may be eligible
to receive services from SSD. SSD assists students in the
determination and facilitation of auxiliary aids and services on an
individual basis. The purpose of academic accommodations is to put
the person with a disability on a level playing field with other students
who do not have a disability.
Assistance is also available to students who experience a temporary
disability or who have other functional limitations resulting from
chronic or intermittent health problems such as arthritis, diabetes,
epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis.
All disabilities must be documented by an appropriate agency or professional.
Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) are not appropriate documentation.
An evaluation is needed, and must be current (within the last 3 years).
Specialized support services include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Disability management counseling
- Books on tape
- Referral for tutoring
- Assistance with enrollment and registration
- Liaison assistance and referral to on-campus and off-campus resources, services and agencies
- Facilitation of access to all campus programs
- Advocacy on behalf of students with faculty, staff and students
SSD has a strong commitment to assist students with improving individual
choices, personal control of essential resources, and integration into the
university community. If you need special assistance (or know another
student who needs special assistance), please come by and visit, or
telephone the ADA Coordinator. The Office of Services for Students with
Disabilities is housed within Student Affairs. See contact information below.
Eligibility for Services
A person may be eligible for accommodations if he or she:
- Is considered a person with disability
- Identifies his/herself to the institution through SSD, and
- Presents the appropiate documentation regarding the disability to the institution as required by SSD, and needs accommodation(s)
If you need assistance, have questions, or concerns, Please contact:
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302
Monday — Friday (8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.)
Student Center West Wing, Room 206 (above LSUA Bookstore)