Acceptable documentation must:
- Clearly state the diagnosed disability
- Describe the functional limitation(s) resulting from the disability
- Be current (in most cases, within the past three to five years)
- Include complete educational, developmental and medical history
- Include a list of all test instruments and results
- Describe the specific accommodations requested
- Be typed or printed on official letterhead
Appropriate documentation for a learning disability or ADHD often includes a psychoeducational report, but may also include other documents from the student’s high school or diagnostician if they contain the necessary information about the disability such as diagnosis, diagnostician’s name and contact information, how the disability was determined, the functional limitations due to the disability, and current levels of functioning in various academic areas. For a physical or psychological disability a Verification of Disability form is needed. The Verification of Disability form is supplied by the ASSIST office and will be faxed from the ASSIST office directly to the student’s physician.
ASSIST does not diagnose disabilities. However, students may contact any ASSIST staff member for assistance in obtaining a referral to a qualified professional in the community. The cost for an evaluation is incurred by the student.