Disability Services

Welcome to APU! The Learning Enrichment Center (LEC) coordinates a number of direct services for undergraduate and graduate students with specific disabilities. Upon documented verification of the disability, academic accommodations are individualized based on the learning needs of each student. Accommodation examples include: advocacy, academic and technical support, registration assistance, testing accommodations, assessment referral, liaison with university academic service areas, and liaison with community agencies.

Student Procedure for Requesting Academic Accommodations:

  1. Complete a Disability Academic Accommodations Application (PDF).
  2. Provide documentation of the disability from a qualified professional.
  3. Schedule an interview with the director or associate director of the LEC by calling (626) 815-3849 or by email. Undergraduate students should email Victoria Stuard at vstuard@apu.edu, and graduate and regional center students should email Elizabeth Chamberlain at echamberlain@apu.edu.
  4. Upon approval of accommodations, students will complete a Semester Request for Accommodations (PDF) form. The SRA form must be completed each semester in order for faculty to be notified of approved accommodations.

The LEC is an office designated to maintain the confidential documentation of students with disabilities. Documentation of a student’s disability is considered equivalent to medical records and is required to be kept separate from academic records.

For more information about academic accommodations or to obtain guidelines for learning disability documentation, stop by the LEC, call (626) 815-3849, or call Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (626) 815-3873.

You may contact the LEC for additional documentation requirements, and view the university’s Disability Grievance Policy for Students.

Questions regarding disability verification and reasonable accommodations should be forwarded to the associate director of the Learning Enrichment Center. In addition, the LEC maintains information on referral sources for obtaining a learning disability assessment, the nature of a student’s disability, individual student needs, and kinds of accommodations commonly made on this and other college campuses.