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Documentation Guidelines

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Documentation Guidelines

It is the student's responsibility to initiate contact with the Student Disability Services Office and to provide appropriate documentation of the disability and related functional limitations for which they are requesting accommodations. This process follows the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the ADA Amendment Act of 2008, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and is designed to ensure that reasonable, appropriate accommodations are provided to all qualified students in a timely manner. A diagnosis of a disorder/condition/syndrome in and of itself does not automatically qualify an individual for accommodations. In order to meet the adult criteria of "disability" under federal law a person must provide documentation of how their significant impairment "substantially limits" one or more life activities

The following documentation guidelines are used to verify the student's disabling condition(s):

*In order to meet the adult criteria of "disability" under federal law a person must provide documentation of how their significant impairment "substantially limits" one or more life activities.

Note: An IEP or 504 Plan from the public school system is not sufficient documentation of a disability for accommodations at the college level.