In order to be eligible for accommodations, you must provide the Office of Accommodations and Disability Services documentation of your disability or condition that requires accommodation.
Criteria for Documentation
- A diagnostic statement identifying the disability and date of the most current diagnostic evaluation. A description of the diagnostic tests, methods, and/or criteria used, which should follow adult norms.
- A description of the current functional impact of the disability. There should be a description of how the individual’s identified impairment substantially limits a major life activity. The description should include the current functional impact on physical (including mobility and dexterity), cognitive (including processing, attention, and communication), and behavioral abilities and should be described through specific results from the diagnostic procedures.
- A statement indicating treatments, medications, and assistive devices / services in use including a history of previous academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services and their impact. Recommendations regarding accommodations should be reasonable within the academic setting.
- The credentials of the professional(s), if not clear from the letterhead or other forms. Diagnosing professionals shall not be family members or others with a close personal relationship with the individual.
- Documentation should be current, occurring within the last three (3) years.
- IEPs may not be sufficient documentation to support the need for academic accommodations. Please review your IEP with disability services personnel to identify if additional documentation is required.
Additional supporting documentation beyond what is described above may be helpful, for example, copies of IEPs, 504 plans, previous accommodations at another college, university, or job site, etc.