Services for Students with Disabilities

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:

SSD Coordinator
Office of Services for Students with Disabilities
8100 Hwy 71 South
Alexandria, LA 71302

Phone: 318.473.6545
Fax: 318.473.6580

Office Hours:
Monday — Friday (8:00 a.m. — 4:30 p.m.)

Student Center West Wing, Room 206 (above LSUA Bookstore)