The University provides reasonable services and accommodations in accordance with the severity of the students’ disability. To obtain service, students have to submit medical diagnosis and/or professional evaluations as proof of their disability.
Medical diagnosis and professional evaluations should contain the following information to be considered as sufficient proof of disability:
- Qualifications of the evaluator(s)
The disability diagnosis and evaluations must be provided by a qualified professional, who should not have any personal relationship with the students. The documentation must include the evaluator’s name, title, and credentials.
- Diagnostic statement identifying the disability.
- Types of disability identified;
- How the condition was diagnosed;
- Functional impact of the disability;
- Typical progression or prognosis of the condition.
The documentation must include a clear diagnostic statement that describes
- Description of the current functional limitations.
The documentation must describe the extent to which the disability substantially limits the students’ major life activities, particularly their academic performance. The severity, frequency and pervasiveness of the disabling condition(s) should be identified clearly. This part of the documentation is crucial to identifying the functional limitations of and possible accommodations for the students.
- Recommendations for support services and accommodations.
The documentation should include recommendations for support services and accommodations that are effective in reducing the functional impacts of the disability.
Students can download the disability assessment form for medical professionals to fill out as proof of their disability. The University may request the students to provide additional evaluations if the documents do not provide sufficient proof of the students’ disability.