In the Spring 2019 semester, Disability Services (DS) moved to a new location. DS is now located in the Library, Room 161, in the same location as the LCSC Testing Center.
The director is now Dawn Lesperance, who also oversees e-Learning Services and the LCSC Testing Center. Robin VanSickle is the new accessibility specialist and is located within the Testing Center in the Library. The new Disability Services office number is 208-792-2677.
The Student Counseling Center will no longer oversee Disability Services. Doug Steele and Heidi Benjamin will remain in the Student Counseling Center at its current location in Room 111 of Reid Centennial Hall and will continue to provide counseling services.
If you have a diagnosed disability and are enrolled at LCSC, you may be eligible for services through the Disability Services office.
LCSC is dedicated to providing equal access through a welcoming and inclusive environment for individuals with disabilities and complies with the Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Discrimination on the basis of a disability is prohibited. LCSC provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified disabled students in all college programs and activities and strives to maintain access to all aspects of a student’s education experience. No student shall be retaliated against for seeking accommodation under this policy or for participating in any grievance procedures brought against the university because of alleged noncompliance with the policy.
To set up an appointment call (208) 792-2677. Paperwork can be completed online or at the appointment. Bring appropriate documentation, if available, to the appointment.
Documentation that addresses what your disability is, how it impacts you, assistive devices or services, and the credentials of the diagnosing professional. Please bring all available documentation to your appointment with Disability Services.
To schedule an accommodation appointment, call (208) 792-2677 or send an email.
To schedule an exam with the LCSC Testing Center, visit the Testing Center webpage for their contact information and lastest hours, policies, and procedures.
Lewis-Clark State College enhances and promotes the free exchange of ideas in an environment that celebrates the dignity, worth and contribution of all ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. Lewis-Clark State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity. Please see our Statement of Nondiscrimination regarding our policy on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Students need to contact the office at the beginning of each semester to arrange for accommodations. Providing Disability Services with proper documentation of the disability and suggested accommodations will speed the process.
View the Resources Page to find information on LCSC services as well as external resources to help with student success.
The Idaho CDHD website provides information and resources, as well as the "Moving on!" Transition Binder.
The Faculty Notification form describes the accommodations to be granted to the student based on his/her disability.
To learn more about what is expected of a faculty member regarding student accommodations, please see the Rights and Responsibilities page as well as the the webpage for Faculty and Staff.
Helping students transition from high school to college can be challenging. Here are resources to assist in this process. Students are expected to advocate for themselves. Disability Services cannot discuss your student's school work, grades, accommodations or other information without a signed release of information form.
View the Release of Information Form. You can fill in the form online or printed. (Form is under construction and coming soon to the webpage)