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LAVC's SSD Office Helps Students with Disabilities be Successful!

The LAVC Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office helps encourage and support LAVC students with verified disabilities by providing support services, instruction and accommodations. Last year, it helped more than 1,100 students on campus.

LAVC's SSD Office Helps Students with Disabilities be Successful!

The LAVC Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) Office offers support services, specialized instruction, and educational accommodations to students with disabilities so that they can participate as fully and benefit as equitably from the college experience as their non-disabled peers. 

The department's role is to advocate, facilitate, and provide accommodations so that students with verified disabilities have equal access to classes, activities and services. The goal is for students with disabilities to have a typical experience by actively pursuing their studies and being fully integrated into campus life, and to enable them to be productive and independent members of the LAVC community.

SSD provides support services, instruction and accommodations to a diverse population of students with a wide variety of abilities and disabilities. Instruction, support services and accommodations for eligible, registered students with verified disability-based educational limitations may include:

  • specialized academic and vocational counseling 

  • enrollment assistance

  • priority registration 

  • student educational planning

  • special parking privileges

  • sign language interpreters

  • note-taking assistance

  • test-taking accommodations

  • tutoring

  • Adapted Physical Education courses

  • Personal Development courses

  • Learning Skills courses

  • learning skills assessment

  • Department of Rehabilitation liaison

  • assistive technology access

  • alternate text formats

  • liaison with the Braille Institute

  • equipment loans

To be eligible for services from SSD, a student with a verified physical, learning, medical, or psychological disability, otherwise eligible for entrance into the college, must first meet with a SSD counselor and provide documentation of disability. The SSD counselor works closely with the student to identify the educational limitation(s) of the student so effective support services and accommodations can be recommended. 

SSD is located on campus in the Student Services Annex building (next door to Counseling), and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

For more information, visit the LAVC Services for Students with Disabilities Web page.


Posted by: LAVC PR Office on 11/15/2017 5:00:09 PM