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Disability Services

The Office for Disability Services (ODS) supports Lamar State College Port Arthur’s (LSCPA) commitment to students possessing diverse goals and backgrounds and provides equal opportunity to participate in the educational programs and activities offered and sponsored by LSCPA.

The ODS seeks to minimize barriers by providing and coordinating services to maximize each student’s educational potential and develop their independence.

The ODS serves the following student populations:

Students with Disabilities

A disability is any physical or mental condition that results in in an impairment in a major life activity such as, but not limited to learning, reading, writing, seeing, hearing, concentrating, sleeping, communicating, walking, or any condition that is considered as substantially limiting.  As a student with a disability, you are a valued member of the LSCPA community.

To obtain services for a disability, a student must:
  • Apply and be accepted for admission to LSCPA through the regular admissions process;
  • Register with the ODS and meet with the ODS Coordinator (MMED 231);
  • Provide comprehensive documentation of the disability requiring accommodation;
  • Obtain and accommodation letter from the ODS Coordinator each semester; and
  • Provide a copy of the accommodation letter to each instructor, each semester the student is registered.
It is recommended that the student deliver the accommodation letter to each instructor during his/her office hours to preserve confidentiality. Accommodations only become effective when the instructor receives the letter.

Students enrolled in online courses follow the same process as those enrolled in on-campus courses.

Students who are members of a Special Population

Special Population is defined by the Perkins V Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act of 2019.

Other Resources

GetMyFuture Career training and job search resources for young adults GetMyFuture Recursos de carreras capacitation y busqueda de empleo para jovenes

Contact Information

For more information about the services provided by the Office for Disability Services at LSCPA, please contact:


Laurie Marcantel, M.Ed., L.P.C., A.T.S.
Office for Disability Services, Coordinator
Madison Monroe Educational Building (MMED), Room 231B
1500 Proctor Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640
Phone: (409) 984-6241
Fax: (409) 984-6056