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Students requesting accommodations are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Appropriate medical documentation of the disability must be provided so that the ADA office can 1) determine the studentís eligibility for accommodation; and 2) if the student is eligible, determine appropriate academic accommodations.
Disability documentation must include a written evaluation from a physician, psychologist or other qualified specialist that establishes the nature and extent of the disability and includes the basis for the diagnosis and the dates of testing. The documentation must establish the current need for an accommodation.
The type of documentation will vary according to the disability; for example, a psycho-educational or neuropsychological assessment that includes cognitive and achievement testing for learning or other cognitive disabilities and attention deficit disorder; a psychiatristís report for psychological disabilities; a letter from a doctor or other specialist for physical and most other disabilities etc.
Documentation may need to be updated or augmented in order to be reviewed more fully. Students who submit documentation that does not meet the guidelines will be required to send an updated evaluation before being considered for services.