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Documentation Guidelines

Documentation Guidelines

Our students are the primary and best source for their disability information. The most common ways to document your disability are to bring in a copy of your IEP or 504 Plan or to sign releases to obtain medical or psychological records.

The Access Office will review and consider all forms of documentation submitted, including your self-report. Documentation will assist the Access Office in understanding how the disability impacts you in an academic setting, as well as how the current impact of the disability relates to the accommodations requested.

Reviewing documentation is a collaborative process and is handled on a case-by-case basis and is usually completed within one to two weeks. It is a good idea to get started well before the semester begins.

NOTE: Students who have readily observable disabilities (e.g. wheelchair user, white cane user,) do not need to submit documentation. Instead, we ask that you contact the office or stop by to schedule your initial meeting.

The National Center for College Students with Disabilities (NCCSD) provides helpful information on how to understand and prepare for the documentation process.

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