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Disability Access: DOCUMENTATION

What is Professional Documentation?

When students apply for Disability Access services they must provide professional documentation to verify their disability and obtain accommodations.

Professional documentation is.....

Documentation that is provided by a professional licensed to diagnose the particular disability

Documentation that meets both GENERAL and SPECIFIC guidelines outlined for that particular disability

*See link below for General Guidelines.  For specific guidelines look to the right under the specific disability*


Professional documentation is NOT.....

IEP/504 plan used in the K-12 system

Psychological exams from elementary or middle school

Acquired Brain Injury

Brain injury can result from external trauma, such as a closed head or an object penetration injury, or internal trauma, such as a cerebral vascular accident or tumor. 

Attention Disorders (AD/HD)

Students must submit completed packet provided by Disability Access or provide developmental history in writing from multiple settings.


Autism Spectrum Disorders

Austism Spectrum Disorders (AKA Pervasive Developmental Disorders) include all forms of Autism including Asperger's Syndrome. 

Chronic/Systemic Impairments

Chronic Illness and/or Systemic disabilities are conditions affecting one or more of the body's systems, including the respiratory, immunological, neurological, circulatory, or digestive systems.

Learning Disability

Learning Disabilities can be in one or multiple areas of learning, including reading, written expression, and/or math. Sometimes called Dyslexia.

Mobility/Motor Impairment

Mobility impairments refer to conditions that limit a person's coordination or ability to move. Some mobility impairments are congenital while others are the result of illness or physical injury.

Psychiatric/Psychological Impairment

Significant disruptions in mood, thinking, and behavioral regulation. Many different psychological disorders can interfere with cognitive, emotional, and social functioning and may negatively impact a student's ability to function in an academic environment.

Sensory Impairments

Deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired