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
To schedule an appointment or for additional questions, please email Lone Star College-Houston North Disability Services Office at HN-Disabilities@LoneStar.eduvia you LSC email and include your Lone Star College Student ID number.
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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.
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.
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 Servicespage. 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 mainLSC 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 reviewDocument Guidance or for other Disability Services, seeAdditional Resources.