Documentation of disability is often necessary in order to help with the determination of accommodations. In situations when the disability is apparent and there is a clear link between the functional limitation of the condition and the request for accommodation, SDAC may waive the need for documentation (i.e. a student broke their arm and requested assistance with notetaking in class). In other situations, when it is not apparent, SDAC may require documentation as part of the eligibility process. Documentation can come in many forms, such as self-report, history of accommodations, or documentation from an appropriate treating provider. Specific guidelines are available for a disability or medical condition, as well as for a congnitive disorder.
If you do not currently have documentation, then SDAC has a Verification of Disability form which may be submitted to a treating provider and returned to the SDAC.
We offer the following as information that may be particularly useful.
- University of Virginia Schools/Admissions
- Guidelines for Documentation of a Cognitive Disorder (Learning Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), etc.)
- Guidelines for Documentation of a Physical, Sensory or Medically Based Disability
- Guidelines for Documentation of an Emotional or Psychiatric Disorder
- Guidelines for Documentation of Dietary Accommodation
- The Move from High School to College