Students need to have up-to-date documentation of their disability in order to receive support services or accommodations.
Documentation must describe the nature of the disability/condition and include a detailed explanation of the functional impact of the disability. A diagnosis alone is insufficient to support a request for accommodations and/or services.
Criteria for Documentation
Documentation must be obtained from a professional who has specific training, expertise and who is experienced in the diagnosis of the condition for which the accommodations are being requested.
- All professionals submitting documentation must be appropriately certified and/or licensed to practise
- Documentation should include a diagnosis, symptoms and their severity, and a prognosis for the disability
- Documents should be dated, printed on official letterhead and ideally typed (for purposes of legibility)
- Documentation should include the professional's name, title, phone/fax, mailing and email address and signature
Examples of Documentation
- Psycho-educational assessment (not older than 5 years) from a registered psychologist.
- Audiology report and audiogram
- Opthamological report
- Clinical assessment report from psychologist/psychiatrist
- Neuro-psychological assessment report
- Occupational therapy report
Please contact Disability Services for further clarification.