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Office for Students with Disabilities

ADHD Guidelines

All students must provide proof of the disability and the need for accommodations before services can be provided. This will usually be in the form of a psychological report or medical statement and the documentation must be signed by a qualified licensed psychologist‚ psychiatrist‚ neuropsychologist or relevantly trained medical physician.

The documentation must provide current impact of the disability. The OSD requires a psychological report or medical statement to be current – not older than three-year's old. Evaluation reports with the initial diagnosis which are older than three years may be provided to supplement the current documentation in providing important background information.

Documentation of a disability is not provided by:

These documents‚ however‚ are useful for documenting a history of accommodation and effective interventions for an individual with a disability.

Providing this information and having a history of the disability in elementary or secondary school does not automatically guarantee that one will receive the requested services. The information is evaluated for validity by qualified University personnel with current expertise in psychological evaluations to determine whether criteria are met and to establish eligibility for services as a student with disabilities‚ according to University guidelines and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Current documentation should validate the need for services based on the individual’s current level of functioning in the educational setting. A current psychological report or medical statement must:

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Last Update: 01/12/2016