Documentation Guidance

The following offers guidance on information that may be included in documentation.  This information is useful in making informed decisions regarding accommodations which are appropriate for the student.  All documentation is reviewed on a case-by-case basis and kept confidential.
It is very helpful if the documentation:

  • clearly states the diagnosed disability or disabilities
  • describes how the diagnosis was made
  • is provided by a qualified, licensed professional (medical doctor, psychiatrist, psychologist, school psychologist)
  • is current and relevant
    • reasonable accommodations are based on the current impact of the disability, please provide the most current documentation you have
  • includes types of accommodations which may be beneficial in an academic setting


IEPs and Section 504 plans are also useful in identifying services that may be effective.

Students diagnosed with ADHD may submit the ADHD Verification Form as appropriate documentation.