Before a student may file for academic adjustments, documentation of the disability must be provided. Documentation should be as current as possible but must be no older than three (3) years and must be furnished by a licensed medical or psychological examiner on official letterhead and signed by the examiner. Reports by nurses, counselors, social workers, record clerks and statements written on prescription pads are not acceptable.
Information should include
- functional impact of the disability;
- treatments or medications in current use;
- estimated effectiveness of treatments or medications in lessening the impact of the disability;
- the expected duration, stability or progression of the condition.
The documented disability must be a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more MAJOR life activities.
A qualified individual with a disability must satisfy the requisite skill, experience, education, and other program-related requirements and can perform, with or without reasonable adjustments, the essential requirements of such a program. Once documentation is provided, an appointment should be made with the appropriate Office of Disability Services staff member (Director or Assistant Director) to discuss the documentation and possible adjustments.