Documentation Guidelines

Acceptable documentation must:

  • Clearly state the diagnosed disability.
  • Describe the functional limitation 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 AD/HD 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 ADRC office and will be faxed from the ADRC office directly to the student’s physician.

ADRC does not diagnose disabilities. However, students may contact any ADRC staff member for assistance in obtaining a referral to a qualified professional in the community. The student incurs the cost for an evaluation.