Guidelines for Documentation of a Physical Disability
A specific mobility disability must currently substantially limit major life activity, including learning, to support eligibility under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Documentation must, therefore, support this eligibility, as well as any requests for reasonable accommodations. The following guidelines describe the necessary components of acceptable documentation for students with learning disabilities. Students are encourage to provide their clinicians with a copy of these guidelines.
Students requesting accommodations on the basis of mobility, systemic or disease-related disabilities must provide documentation consisting of all the following:
- An identification of the current disabling condition(s).
- An assessment of the functional limitations of the condition(s) relevant to academic functioning or any aspect of University life. All assessment must be from a licensed medical professional qualified to diagnose and treat the condition.
*Please note that the College and Disability Service Center reserve the right to deny services or accommodations while the receipt of appropriate documentation is pending.