All documentation should be typed on official letterhead, signed, and dated by qualified professionals, contain the evaluator's name, title, professional credentials (including licensure area and license number, where appropriate), and contact information. The documentation must clearly state the diagnosis identifying the disability that interferes with a major life activity. It should include the method of diagnosis (clinical interview, tests, physical examination, etc.), and treatment plans (medication prescribed, dosage and side effects, therapy, assistive devices, etc.), the date of the testing, the date of the written report, and be current. As appropriate, the report should also describe the functional implications in a university setting, adaptive devices, and support services that allow the student to have equal access to postsecondary education and other activities sponsored by the university. As appropriate, the documentation should include a description of expected progression or stability of the disability, and a description of current and past accommodations, services, and/or medications. Recommendations for accommodations are useful in assisting institutional personnel in making the appropriate assignment of services.
The following links give more information about documentation requirements for these particular disabilities:
- Physical Disability
- Psychological Disability
- Learning Disability
- Students with other types of disabilities should consult with the Learning Assistance staff to determine the documentation needed. The intent of this office is to ensure that those with legitimate disabilities receive services appropriate for the characteristics of the disability.
In addition to this documentation, students must fill out paperwork and sign an Accommodations Request Form at the beginning of each semester to arrange accommodations.