General Guidelines for Accommodation Documentation
To receive accommodations through Student Disability Services, you must first provide documentation establishing the presence of a substantially limiting condition and describing its current impact on your academic success. This information is essential to the process of identifying possible accommodations. A clinical diagnosis is not synonymous with a disability and may not be adequate to determine if reasonable accommodations can be determined.
General criteria for documentation includes the following:
- The documentation must be prepared by a professional (unrelated to the student) who is licensed to practice within a field directly related to, and associated with, the student’s condition
- Be printed on either official stationery and include printed name, contact information, and signature of the provider.
- Include a clear statement of diagnosis identifying the disability and describe by what means the condition was diagnosed
If the supporting documentation submitted is not adequate to validate the existence of a disability, The Director of Student Disability Services reserves the right to request updated assessments or additional evaluations.
Direct questions and concerns to Meggan Herrald Johnston Director of Student Disability Services; Student Disability Services; Memorial Student Union Building, Suite 200, 408 S. Locust Street, Greencastle, IN 46135; Phone: 765-658-6267; FAX: 765-658-4021; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org