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All documentation in support of a disability should be reflective of the current, functional impact of the condition or impairment. Current testing and evaluations should have been completed within three years. Additionally, updated documentation may be requested, in some circumstances, where documentation is outdated or when ongoing treatment is being provided. Interviews with the student and other involved persons are viewed as an important part of the process and can provide valuable information to augment the documentation.
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Health Care Professional Form found within the Disability Application OR an original letter from the evaluating professional that includes the following areas: a clearly stated, specific diagnosis; a description of the symptoms; a description of the current functional limitations of the condition; an explanation of the impact of the condition on the academic and/or housing environment; and recommendations of appropriate accommodations.
- A written evaluation by a psychiatrist, neurologist, licensed psychologist, or other qualified professional.
- Comprehensive Psycho-educational Evaluation Report by a school district, neurologist, licensed psychologist, or other qualified professional; the report should include results of psycho-educational testing.
- An IEP, Summary of Performance, or 504 plan will be accepted as supplemental information only and not the primary supporting document.
The AHEAD Best Practices: Disability Documentation in Higher Education was used in developing these guidelines. For further reference, please visit http://www.ahead.org/resources/best-practices-resources
Please note the following:
IEP's will not be accepted as the primary source of documentation but may be submitted as an additional resource for the disability services support personnel.
Students with mobility and sensory impairments are required to provide documentation depending on the disability and the accommodations requested.