ADA Frequently Asked Questions
What type of documentation do I need to submit to be eligible for services?
You will need to submit documentation verifying your disability. It should meet the following guidelines:
- Must be from a qualified professional not related to you. The name, title, and professional credentials (license or certification) of the evaluator must be included in the documentation. An IEP(Individualized Education Plan) is insufficient documentation, but can be included as part of a more comprehensive assessment battery.
- All reports should be on letterhead, typed, dated, signed and otherwise legible. The documentation needs to be current within the last 3 years.
- The assessment should list the testing instruments used to diagnose the disability and must be comprehensive. Aptitude, achievement, and information processing should be addressed.
- The evaluation must provide clear and specific evidence a disability does or does not exist. Individual "learning styles", "learning differences", and "academic problems"; do not by themselves constitute a learning disability. It is important to rule out alternative explanations for problems in learning such as emotional, attention, or motivational problems that may be interfering with learning but do not constitute a learning disability.
- The requested accommodations should be clearly identified in the assessment. If it isn't, the Director of Academic Resources may contact the diagnostician for clarification.