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LSC-Houston North Disability Services

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Every campus has an office that provides accommodations and support services called the Disability Services Office.

LSC Disability Services (DS) staff assist current and future students by determining and recommending appropriate academic support services. We also focus on helping students with disabilities make a successful transition to the college and act as a referral source for services both on campus and within the community.

It is our mission to provide students with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from college services, programs, facilities, and activities. LSC Disability Services (DS) staff assist current and future students by determining and recommending appropriate academic support services. We also focus on helping students with disabilities make a successful transition to the college and act as a referral source for services both on campus and within the community.

Commonly Requested Accommodations

More Info about Common Accomondation Requests

To schedule an appointment or for additional questions, please email Lone Star College-Houston North Disability Services Office at HN-Disabilities@LoneStar.edu via you LSC email and include your Lone Star College Student ID number.

We look forward to speaking with you and thank you for choosing LSC-Houston North!

For more information, contact the Lone Star College-Houston North Disability Services Office at HN-Disabilities@LoneStar.edu, view contacts below, or go to Campus Contacts from the main LSC Disability Services webpage. Click the image below to view our LSC-Houston North Student Disability Services Orientation Video.

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Meet your LSC-Houston North Disability Services Providers

Marilyn Martin, M.Ed
Disability Services Manager  •  281.260.3522
Marilyn.A.Martin@LoneStar.edu

 

 

Elizabeth L. Ruiz
Coordinator I  •  832.782.5031
Elizabeth.L.Ruiz@LoneStar.edu

 

 

New Students: Getting Started

1. Self-Identify
Contact the LSC Disability Services Office where you are taking classes and self-identify as a student with a disability. Visit Campus Disability Services Offices.

2. Request accommodations online through VDAC
The LSC Virtual Disability Assistance Center (VDAC) is the Lone Star College cloud-based software hosting a secure location that will process and hold disability services requests and records for students with disabilities at all LSC campuses.

3. Provide documentation
Students are responsible for providing docu-mentation of disability. Because K-12 and Higher Education laws differ, it is important to note that K-12 documentation may not fully satisfy LSC documentation requirements. To download Medical Verification Form or to re-view Document Guidance or for other Disability Services, see Additional Resources.

4. Actively engage
You matter! LSC expects students to actively participate in all discussions and decision-making about your accommodations. Stay engaged!

Returning Students: A New Semester

LSC-Houston North is committed to ensuring students with disabilities have equal access to programs, services, and activities. It is important for LSC students to know how to request accommodations and who to talk to.  

Log in to VDAC and renew accommodation requests today.

Five Facts PARENTS Should Know About Disability Services:  

1. Colleges do not fall under the Individuals with Dis-abilities Education Act. There are no IEPs. They do follow federal civil rights laws, however, that includes Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

2. The process of applying for accommodations happens separately from the college application process. It usually begins after your child has been accepted and enrolled in the college. To receive accommodations, a student must first self-identify with the Disability Services Office on campus. 

3. Your child will need to provide evidence of disability to get accommodations. Documentation such as Full evaluations, a Healthcare professional letter, or a Lone Star College Disability Verification Form (Form 1) are acceptable. 

4. There are no “Case Managers,” in college, however, your child will have a dedicated contact person at the Disability Service Office. This person will work with your child to determine “reasonable” accommodations and create the accommodation letter which will be addressed to the faculty in your child’s course for that semester. Accommodations are different from modifications. 

5. When your child was in high school, you were legally entitled to be part of the process. That is not the same in college. The law protects your child’s privacy. FERPA (Family Educational Rights Privacy Act) form required.

LSC-Houston North Library Services

HN-Fairbanks
Irene Stallings
832.782.5079
Irene.M.Stallings@LoneStar.edu

HN-Fallbrook
Hector Marquez-Rubio
281.836.9607
Hector.Marquez-Rubio@LoneStar.edu

HN-Greenspoint
Shawne' Wilson
281.260.3516
Shawne.Wilson@LoneStar.edu

HN-Victory
Chefita Provost
281.810.5682
Chefita.S.Provost@LoneStar.edu

 

Campus Services

LSC-Houston North Room Locations

Assistive Technology Lab

HN-Fairbanks • 115
HN-Fallbrook • 202
HN-Greenspoint • 100F
HN-Victory • 107C

Tutorial Services

HN-Fairbanks • Room 113
HN-Fallbrook • 202
HN-Greenspoint • 100C
HN-Victory • 107

Assessment Center

HN-Fairbanks • Room 115
HN-Fallbrook • 231
HN-Greenspoint • 100C
HN-Victory • 107

Testing Accommodations

HN-Fairbanks • 120C
HN-Fallbrook • 231
HN-Greenspoint • 304J
HN-Victory • 104I

Readers & Scribes

LSC-HN Greenspoint Learning Center • Room 304J
Submit requests online 72 hours (3 business days) in advance when possible.

Interpreters Interpreter/Transcribing Services Request Form
Direct questions to: SO-InterpretingServices@LoneStar.edu

Disability Services Manager
Marilyn Martin
281.260.3522
Marilyn.A.Martin@LoneStar.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: As a new student, how do I request accommodations?
Q: Do I need to request accommodations for my classes every semester?
Q: What type of documentation do I need?


Q: As a new student, how do I request accommodations?
A: To request accommodations, please visit LSC’s Virtual Disability Assistance Center, VDAC. VDAC is the first virtual stop at all campuses for all students requesting accommodations; all new and returning students, Dual Credit students, and students needing accommodations for TSI testing. Students will also use VDAC to upload disability support documentation and renew or request changes to accommodations each semester. You can find VDAC from the main LSC Disability Services page. Click on “Requesting Accommodations” to find the steps for new students. Fill out the online student application and submit supporting documentation. A Disability Services Provider will contact you for an intake meeting or to let you know if further information is needed to process your request.

Q: Do I need to request accommodations for my classes every semester?
A: Yes, every semester you will need to request accommodations for each class you are enrolled in. This is because the type of class (e.g., online or in person) and the subject (e.g., Math, Art) are just a few items considered when developing accommodations. Go to the main LSC Disability Services page. Click on “Requesting Accommodations” and scroll down to returning students. Click Log into VDAC to select which approved accommodations you want for each class.

Q: What type of documentation do I need?
A: In order to receive accommodations, you will have to provide current documentation from a licensed or certified health care professional qualified to treat and diagnose the disability. This can include medical documentation, such as a letter from your healthcare professional, or a full evaluation or diagnostic report. Because K-12 and Higher Education laws differ, it is important to note that K-12 documentation may not fully satisfy LSC documentation requirements. To download the Medical Verification Form or to review Document Guidance or for other Disability Services, see Additional Resources.

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