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Documentation Requirements

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2009 (ADAAA) the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) requires individuals with disabilities to submit documentation of their conditions/impairments in order to determine appropriate auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services. It is the responsibility of the individual requesting accommodations to submit documentation to the CDR for review. 

Through the interactive process with the individual with a disability, reasonable accommodations will be determined, if appropriate and supported by the documentation. All auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services are determined on a case-by-case basis, and are intended to minimize or remove a barrier within the University environment that impacts a person with a disability. 

In order to approve accommodations, the Center for Disability Resources (CDR) must have documentation that presents an impairment/condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The CDR provides documentation requirements, in an attempt to assist individuals with disabilities seeking auxiliary aids, accommodations, and services.  Please note that an IEP or 504 Plan, while helpful, may not be sufficient on its own without accompanying medical documentation.

Documentation needs to be certified by a professional who can address the functional limitations of a condition/impairment.  The credentials of the evaluator vary by condition.  Specific information is provided within the requirements for documenting each condition. 

Specific Documentation Requirements

The Center for Disability Resources Documentation Requirements are provided in PDF format via hyperlink below to be used as a reference.  These Requirements can also be shared with a medical/mental health professional as a means of providing additional guidance and clarification.