Documentation Guidelines

  • Introduction

    Students seeking services from Disability Resources and Services on the basis of a disability are required to submit documentation (downloadable pdf verification forms below) to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of well as changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Protection under these civil rights statutes is based upon documentation of a current disability that substantially limits a major life function.

    Verification forms (printable versions)

    When the documentation is received at DRS and reviewed, a staff member works with the individual to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. DRS creates a Notification of Disability Memo to inform instructors of the recommended accommodations. It is the student's responsibility to deliver a Notification Memo to each instructor and to discuss the implications of these accommodations on the fulfillment of course requirements.

    Criteria for the source, scope and content of the documentation differs by disability.