Students interested in receiving accommodations must self-identify and register with the Disability Services Office. Students must schedule an appointment for an intake interview with the Disability Services Coordinator, submit appropriate documentation, and complete a request form.
Disability documentation includes students’ self-report, observation and interaction, and information from third party sources. Generally, evaluations from third party sources include the following criteria (when appropriate):
1. Credentials of the diagnosing professional on professional letterhead.
2. Diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the most current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis.
3. Description of diagnostic tests, methods, and criteria used including specific test results and narrative interpretation.
4. Description of the current functional impact of the disability. Describe the functional limitation it causes.
5. Treatments, medications, or assistive services currently prescribed and a description of mediating and possible side effects.
6. Description of progression or stability of the impact of the disability over time.
7. History of previous accommodations and their impact.
8. Recommendations for accommodations, adaptive devices, assistive services
It is important to note that the accommodations process and determination may be different at other institutions and testing agencies.