Applying with the Disability Support Services (DSS) Office is on a voluntary, self-identifying basis. To be eligible for accommodations a student must provide written documentation that establishes a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California law. This process involves providing information that describes the disabling condition and its resulting limitation on major life activities. It is most helpful if documentation is from a qualified professional, who is familiar with the student's history and current condition. Medical doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and school psychologists are among the professionals who routinely evaluates, diagnose, and treat disabilities.
Once documentation has been submitted, reviewed and approved, the student will be registered with the DSS Office and may obtain approved accommodations. All information and documentation is confidential. Do not send original documents to DSS. Keep your original documents along with copies of everything you send to DSS.
For reference, the DSS Office maintains a list of local qualified professionals who have worked with LMU students. If you are interested in obtaining a copy of this list, please contact the DSS Office.