Disability Services Center

Documentation Guidelines

In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations or auxiliary aids and to determine eligibility for services, the Disability Services Center (DSC) needs documentation of the student’s disability.

The documentation must include evidence of both a disorder and related current, significant, functional limitations. Designed to provide equal access, accommodations are provided in response to the functional limitations of a disability as they clearly intersect with academic demands. Accommodations do not include interventions that are remedial, needed for personal study and care, or designed to ensure desired outcomes.

Required documentation should be provided by an appropriate and qualified medical or other licensed professional evaluator under separate cover on practice letterhead. Copies of medical records will not be accepted.

The University has established documentation guidelines to assist the student in gathering documentation for the following conditions:

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