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Disability Services

Guidelines for Documentation of a Disability

IMPORTANT:

Students can not receive accommodations until all proper documentation has been received and evaluated by the Disability Services Office (DSO). Prior history of a certain accommodation does not guarantee its continued provision. An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 Plan is not sufficient documentation of a disability. All diagnosticians must be impartial individuals who are not family members of the student.

Once the documentation has been received, a student must request services and accommodations. This will NOT be done automatically and must be initiated by the student. The DSO will be ultimately responsible for determining appropriate accommodations in accordance with the law.

In order to receive support services and accommodations from the Disability Services Office (DSO), students are required to submit certain documentation. This documentation will verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The following information is provided to assist the student in ensuring that the documentation is complete and appropriate.

Documentation for eligibility should be current, preferably within the last three years (the age of acceptable documentation is dependent upon the disabling condition, the current status of the student and the student’s specific request for accommodation).

ALL DOCUMENTATION IS CONFIDENTIAL AND WILL BE ASSESSED ACCORDING TO THESE REQUIREMENTS.

Please use the following links for specific documentation guidelines on each particular disability: