Disability Resource Center

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Documentation Guidelines

Eligibility for DRC programs is based on the presence of a disability. The use of previous services and related documentation such as IEP's and 504's will be taken into consideration when determining eligibility. Further documentation of a disability may be needed to help determine if a disability exists or to improve our ability to recommend specific accommodations. When documentation is required it should:

  • Be from a licensed professional such as a medical doctor, audiologist, or psychologist.
  • Be in writing, printed on letterhead with the name, and specialty of the provider stated.
  • Clearly state the nature of the disability.
  • Discuss limitations that might arise in the academic environment.

If the disability is a learning disability or the accommodations requested are related to cognition, a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation is needed. The evaluation report should include all standard test scores, subtest scores, and the evaluators narrative.