Counseling and Student Accessibility Resources

CASAR Services Provided

Counseling Services

  • TSC Counseling provides services in mental health, substance abuse or any personal concerns , at no cost to currently  enrolled students.
  • TSC Counseling is confidential and is not part of your academic record.
  • Counseling services are provided by appointment only, with the exception ofemergency situations .

Types of Counseling Services

  • Individual
  • Couples (Both students must be enrolled at TSC)
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Anger Management Counseling
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Goal Setting
  • Communication, Social Skills, and Listening Skills

What is an Accommodation?

What is an Accommodation?

An accommodation is a legally mandated service that gives a student with disabilities an equal opportunity to benefit from the educational process. Accommodations do not lower academic standards or compromise the integrity of an academic program.

What qualifies you for Accommodations?

What qualifies you for Accommodations?

  • Blindness and visual impairments
  • Learning disorders
  • Physical and medical impairments, such as cerebral palsy and diabetes; and motor impairments.
  • There are many others. …

The type of supporting documentation needed depends on the student’s disability and the accommodations being requested.

What are supporting documents?

High School or Texas Workforce Solutions

  • Full Individual Evaluation*
  • Last Accommodations Received
  • DDS Lab Assessment (dyslexia)

* Evaluations will not be accepted if they are older than 3 years.

Medical Professional Documentation

  • Psychological Evaluation*
  • Medical Diagnosis Documentation
  • Veteran Award Letter (percentages & diagnosis)

* Evaluations will not be accepted if they older than 3 years.

Classroom Accommodations

Classroom Accommodations

  • Extended time for tests
  • Separate testing
  • Sign language interpreters
  • Books in alternative format
  • Use of assistive technology such as Dragon Dictate

***Contingent upon diagnosis, severity, and prognosis. Student must turn in adequate documentation from a qualified professional. Accommodations are provided on a case-by-case basis. Each accommodation plan is developed with the student to meet his/her/their needs.


Self Disclosure and Confidentiality

Self Disclosure and Confidentiality

  • Students must self-identify to Counseling and Student Accessibility Resources. Primary responsibility for self-advocacy and arranging accommodations belongs to the student.
  • Student should contact the department via
  • Confidentiality
    • Everything the student mentions or any documents they bring in stays within the department.
    • Counseling and Student Accessibility Resources Department will not disclose any information pertaining to the student without a signed consent form from the student.
Contact CASAR
Susy Garza
Sign Language Interpreter
(956) 295-3587
Angelica Ramos
Sign Language Interpreter
(956) 295-3460
Frank Slovak
Sign Language Interpreter
(956) 295-3461


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