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Accessing Services

The Office for Disability Services provides reasonable accommodations, auxiliary aids and support services for students with documented disabilities that are based upon the student’s disability documentation, functional limitations and an intake process that collaboratively assesses student needs.

Some services that may be provided based on functional limitations include:

  • Exam accommodations including extended time and use of adaptive technology
  • Alternative media including texts on tape/CD, e-text and Braille
  • Access to class notes
  • Sign language interpreters/real-time captioning
  • Assistive technology including software programs
  • Disability counseling and advocacy
  • Adaptive furniture

Documentation Required for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Documentation must be current, completed within the last 3 years.
  • Assessment/evaluation must be conducted by a licensed mental health professional.
  • Documentation must be typed on official letterhead and include the date, name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator.
  • Documentation must be comprehensive including the method of diagnosis and a specific diagnosis of ADHD based on DSM-IV criteria.
  • Describe the limits the ADHD imposes, especially the impact of ADHD on a major life activity in an educational setting.
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations.
  • Updated documentation may be required due to the changeable nature of the condition.

Documentation Required for a Learning Disability

  • Documentation must be current, completed within the past three years.
  • Testing/assessment must be conducted by a licensed psychologist or neuropsychologist.
  • Documentation must be typed on official letterhead and include the date, name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator.
  • Psychological testing information stating the specific test(s) (e.g. Wechsler, Stanford…) and/or assessment procedures.
  • Standardized academic testing results and name of instrument administered (i.e. Woodcock Johnson Psychoeducational Battery, WRAT, KTEA, PIAT…).
  • State the specific disability.
  • Describe the limits the disability imposes, especially the impact of the disability on a major life activity in an educational setting.
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations.

 

Documentation Required for Medical or Physical Disability

Students are responsible for submitting a letter, typed on official letterhead, from a qualified physician or appropriate medical practioner containing:

  • the evaluator’s name, title, professional credentials and assessment date
  • the specific disability
  • the limits the disability imposes, especially the impact of the disability on a major life activity in an educational setting
  • recommended accommodations/academic adjustments
  • duration of the disabling condition

 

Documentation Required for a Psychological Disability
  • Documentation must be recent and reflect student's curremt level of functioning. 
  • Testing/assessment must be conducted by a licensed mental health professional.
  • Documentation must be typed on official letterhead and include the date, name, title and professional credentials of the evaluator.
  • Psychological testing information stating the specific test(s) (e.g. Wechsler, Stanford…) and/or assessment procedures.
  • State the specific disability.
  • Describe the limits the disability imposes, especially the impact of the disability on a major life activity in an educational setting.
  • State the specific recommendations for academic adjustments/accommodations.

* Yearly updates may be required due to the changeable nature of the disability.

*All documentation is maintained confidential.

**Student: Please provide name, address, and telephone number so that we may contact you after documentation has been reviewed.