Counseling and Disability Services

Disability Services


  • Must have a documented disability or be regarded as having a disability
  • Must self-identify to Disability Services
  • Must submit appropriate documentation prior to receiving services.

The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person:

  • Who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities,
  • Who has a record of the disability, or
  • Who is regarded as having a disability


  • Physical (visual, hearing, mobility impairment, etc.)
  • Emotional or Psychological (i.e. anxiety, mood, personality disorders, etc.)
  • Learning (i.e. dyslexia, dysgraphia, reading, or math disorder, etc.)
  • ADD or ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

If you are unsure whether or not your condition qualifies as a disability, please do not hesitate to contact us.

TO APPLY for Services

  • Contact the CADS Office:
    • Call (337) 521-6656, Stacy Upton, Counselor
    • Email
    • Visit us at the Ardoin Building, room 403 (Lafayette Campus). Appointments recommended. If you are not on a Lafayette campus, call or email.
  • Schedule an appointment with CADS Counselor to complete the intake application.
  • Submit required documentation from a health care provider (physician, psychologist, mental health professional, etc.). Documentation must meet criteria.


  • Attend an initial accommodation meeting with your Counselor.
    • Students requiring interpreting or captioning services should apply a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the first day of classes.
    • All other students may apply during the first week of classes.      
  • Receive accommodation letter(s) from the Counselor AFTER attending an initial accommodation meeting with the Disability Services Counselor, completion of the Initial Application, and submission of appropriate documentation.
  • Submit accommodation letter to each instructor and communicate with them throughout the semester.
  • Request accommodations each semester via a Semester Renewal Form.

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