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Accessibility

 

Accessible Education & Resource Office


 

Contact Information


 Ana Quiroz Ana Quiroz
Accessible Education and Resource Manager
(626) 268-0358
aquiroz@lapu.edu

Ana Quiroz is the Manager of Accessible Education and Resources at Los Angeles Pacific University (LAPU). She began her LAPU career in 2016 as a Success Coach, then as Disability Assistant. Her current role allows Ana to deliver on her commitment to accessible education and passion for helping students advocate for themselves and helping them achieve their academic goals.

Email: accessibility@lapu.edu
Phone: (626) 624-HOPE (4673)
Fax: (626) 276-7029

About Us

Los Angeles Pacific University is committed to providing equal access for individuals with disabilities and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the ADA Amendment Act of 2008. The Accessible Education & Resource Office is here to provide reasonable accommodations and resources to make education accessible for all students. As a department of Student Success, the Accessible Education & Resource Office is dedicated to encourage and empower students for self advocacy during the course of their education at LAPU.

Apply for Accommodations

Procedure to Request Student Disability Accommodation:

  1. Request Services: Download and complete the Academic Accommodations Application (PDF). Please note that you may need to install Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader to submit the form electronically.
  2. Provide Documentation: Certification or documentation from a medical professional of the disability. (Documentation must be within three years.) Please be sure to refer to our documentation guidelines. Please be sure to refer to our documentation guidelines.
    Application and documentation may be submitted in person, via email attachment to accessibility@lapu.edu, or via fax at (626) 276-7029.
  3. Schedule Intake Appointment: Once your application and documentation is complete, you will be contacted within 48 hours by email or telephone to schedule an appointment for an intake with the Accessible Education & Resource Manager.
  4. Submit Session Request Form: Academic accommodations must be requested prior to each session by filling out a Session Request Accommodations form.

Documentation Guidelines

Psychological/Emotional (i.e. anxiety, depression)

Documentation must be provided by a licensed mental health professional. If medication is required, an evaluation from a psychiatrist is preferred. Documentation must be current (prefer within 3 years) and must be signed and submitted on official letterhead that states your diagnosis and any limitations you are experiencing as a result of your diagnosis.

Recommended documentation includes:

  1. A clear statement of the diagnosis, including DSM-IV TR diagnosis and a summary of present symptoms.
  2. How the symptoms are limiting the student’s functioning.
  3. Impact of medications (if any) on the student’s ability to meet the demands of the postsecondary academic and social environment.
  4. Recommendations or observations to assist in determining accommodations.

Learning Disabilities, ADD / ADHD

Documentation must be a report that includes evaluation data and a summary of the disability along with accommodation recommendations. Documentation must be current (prefer within 3 years). In addition to a report, a signed letter from the evaluator should be submitted on official letterhead with his or her license number.

Recommended documentation includes:

  1. A clear statement of the disorder, including DSM-IV TR diagnosis and a summary of present symptoms.
  2. A summary of the assessment procedures and evaluation instruments used to make the diagnosis, and a summary of evaluation results.
  3. Impact of medications (if any) on the student’s ability to meet the demands of the postsecondary academic and social environment.
  4. Recommendations or observations to assist in determining accommodations.

Physical Impairment

Documentation of disability/illness must be from a medical professional such as a physician or other medical specialist with expertise in the area of the diagnosis. Documentation must be signed and submitted on official letterhead that states your diagnosis and any limitations you are experiencing as a result of your diagnosis.

Recommended documentation includes:

  1. A clear statement of the diagnosis.
  2. How the symptoms are limiting the student’s functioning.
  3. Impact of medications (if any) on the student’s ability to meet the demands of the postsecondary academic and social environment.
  4. Recommendations or observations to assist in determining.

Grievance Process

Informal Complaints

If a student feels as though the accommodation you have been provided is not reasonable, they can contact the Accessibility and Resource Manager as soon as possible at accessibility@lapu.edu. Timeliness is critical in resolving these concerns promptly and effectively. The Accessibility and Resource Manager will arrange for a time to discuss the matter with the student, gather the necessary information, and work to resolve the concerns.

Formal Complaints

In the event that the informal procedure fails to resolve the problem, the student can file a grievance by indicating in writing the nature of the grievance, the evidence upon which it is based, and the redress sought, and submit the document(s) to the Associate Vice President for Enrollment and Student Success at avpstudentsuccess@lapu.edu. The grievance procedure shall act as a vehicle for communication and decision making between students, staff, and lecturers, and provides, through prescribe procedures, a process through which a student-initiated grievance can be resolved internally.