Documentation Guidelines

Documentation is confidential information from an appropriately qualified health or other service professional who is knowledgeable about your condition.  This professional might be a therapist, doctor, rehabilitation counselor, audiologist, nurse practitioner, or mobility specialist.  Documentation can vary in length and format, but should focus on the ways the condition currently affects you, especially in an academic environment.  Here are some examples of useful documentation:

  • Psycho-educational evaluation
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
  • 504 Plan
  • Vocational assessment
  • Information on previous use of accommodations
  • Statement from health or other service professional
  • Mobility assessment

The access consultant uses documentation to better understand your experience of the condition, identify impacts in an academic setting, and make informed decisions to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations.  If you do not have documentation of your disability, your access consultant can assist you in obtaining it.