Disability Services

DULA is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate based on age, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation, in the administration of admission, educational policies or employment. The University abides by Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against any “qualified individual with a disability.”

DULA is committed to accommodating students with physical and learning disabilities. Accommodations and other support services are tailored to meet the needs of the individual student and are intended to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Students desiring academic support services for disabilities are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All assessment reports will be kept confidential at disability services in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the professional and ethical standards of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD).

Designated University Officer for Disability Services:

Student Services Coordinator
440 Shatto Place, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA  90020
213-487-0110 ext. 406 (AC@dula.edu)

Registration for assistance from the student services coordinator is on a voluntary, self-identifying basis. However, services are only available after a student has registered and presents current documentation of the disability from an appropriate specialist or physician. All information and documentation are confidential.

Steps to Register with Disability Services

In order to receive disability services from the student services office, students must provide documentation of their disability from an appropriate professional. If a student already has the appropriate documentation, they may make an appointment with the student services coordinator. Students must bring their documentation to the meeting.


General Guidelines for Required Documentation:

  • Be current: being within the last 5 years for learning disabilities is recommended, the last 6 months for psychiatric disabilities, or the last 3 years for all other disabilities (does not apply to physical or sensory disabilities of a permanent or unchanging nature).
  • State clearly the diagnosed disability (including a DSM-IV code where appropriate).
  • Describe the functional limitations resulting from the disability.
  • Include complete educational, developmental, and medical history relevant to the disability for which testing accommodations are being requested.
  • Include a list of all test instruments used in the evaluation report and relevant subtest scores used to document the stated disability (does not apply to physical or sensory disabilities of a permanent or unchanging nature).
  • Describe the specific accommodations requested and a detailed explanation of why each accommodation is recommended.
  • List relevant medications. Does medication substantially limit college-level academic pursuits? If so, how substantial is the limitation? Does the individual experience any side effects from the medication that may negatively affect his or her ability to study and or learn?
  • BE TYPED OR PRINTED ON OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD and be signed by an evaluator qualified to make the diagnosis (include information about license or certification, background, and area of specialization).

 *Prescription pad notes will not be accepted