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Verification of Disability

PDF document iconVerification Form for Students Seeking Academic Accommodations Based on Disability »

This form must be completed and signed by a qualified diagnostic professional who has expertise in the area for which he or she is rendering a diagnosis — including the differential diagnosis of the documented medical, physical or psychological condition — and who follows established practices in the field.

PDF document iconGeneral Guidelines for Documentation of Disability »

Individuals seeking academic accommodation/adjustments should present documentation of a disability to the Disability Center. It is the student’s responsibility to self-disclose a disability and the need for academic accommodations/adjustments and submit all appropriate and necessary documentation to establish the presence of a disability.

The definition of a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA) of 2008, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, is defined as a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. These include, but are not limited to, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, seeing, hearing, eating, sleeping, walking, standing, lifting, bending, speaking, breathing, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking, communicating and working.