Disability Services

LSCPA is committed to students who are experiencing barriers to reach their educational goals by providing and coordinating services to maximize each student’s potential and develop their independence.

Forms on this page should be submitted to the Office for Disability Services.

Office for Disability Services


Laurie Marcantel
Office for Disability Services, Coordinator 
Student Success Center (SSC), Room 117
1500 Procter Street, Port Arthur, TX 77640

Students With Disabilities

A disability is any physical or mental illness that results in in a loss of 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 considerably limiting 

Special Populations

Technical Majors Only
  • Individuals preparing for non-traditional training and employment 
  • Students from economically disadvantaged families and low-income students 
  • Homeless students 
  • Single Parents and Single Pregnant Women 
  • Out-of-Workforce Individuals 
  • English Learners 
  • Youth (ages 17-24) who are in or have aged out of the foster care system 
  • Youth (ages 17 – 24) with a parent who is on active duty in the US Armed Forces 

Types of Accommodations

Accommodations are assigned based on the student’s individual needs and might include: 

  • Note-taking assistance 
  • Testing accommodations 
  • Reader/Scribe 
  • ASL interpreters 
  • Assistive Technology


Services for Special Populations

  •  Transportation Voucher 
  • Day Care Assistance Program
  • On-campus Housing Assistance 
  • Assistance purchasing Uniforms, Supplies, Textbooks, & Graduation Caps/Gowns  
  • Equipment/Device/Laptop Loan  
  • Mentoring and Referral Support  



Requirements for Accommodations and Special Services

  1. Be enrolled  as a LSCPA student
  2. Apply for services
  3. Provide Documentation
  4. Meet with the ODS Coordinator
  5. Check email for accommodation letter and/or confirmation of special service
  • Accommodation letter must be given to each instructor, each semester.  
  • Accommodations only become effective when the student provides the instructor with an accommodation letter. 
  • Students enrolled in online courses follow the same process as those enrolled in on-campus courses. 




The Office of Disability Services is obligated to maintain a student’s confidentiality and the information provided as documentation of a disability.  Disability-related information is treated as medical information and handled under the same strict rules of confidentiality as other medical or student information and in accordance with applicable law.  Student information is collected and kept in secure files with limited access.

Students are responsible for supplying the appropriate documentation of a disability to the Disability Coordinator before receiving accommodations or services.  The student’s self-report is considered a source of valuable information, so it is very important that the student takes the time to openly and honestly discuss the disability with the Coordinator. 

Student-veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces are eligible for services, including counseling referrals and referrals for veteran services offered in the area. 

A service animal is a dog that has been trained to perform a specific task to help a person with a disability.

Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are permitted in Seahawk Landing with approval from the Office for Disability Services (ODS). An ESA provides comfort or emotional support for someone with a mental health condition or emotional disorder. An ESA is not a Service Animal, and therefore, is not allowed in other campus buildings or facilities. 

Download ESA Owner Registration Form