Documentation of a Disability
Providing documentation of the disability is the responsibility of the student. In general, the less obvious the disability, the more information is required to assess the student's needs and make recommendations.
Documentation should be:
- recent (within 2 years)
- where appropriate contain test scores and interpretation (e.g. learning disability reports, audio grams, etc.).
Documentation for DRC support services only needs to verify that a physical or mental impairment exists and that it substantially affects a major life function. Documentation for academic accommodations has the additional requirement of identifying the effects of the disability in the educational environment. If the original documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability or the need for academic accommodations, the college has the discretion to require additional documentation.
For Disability Specific Documentation Guidelines see Disability Type Information