Disability Documentation Guidelines
- Students requesting accommodations must provide appropriate and updated documentation of their disability.
- Documentation over 3 years old cannot be accepted.
- IEP and 504 Plans may be accepted with additional assessments and evaluations.
- Students with a school-based diagnosis will need further documentation to verify disability.
- Disability Verification Form may be required at the discretion of the Accommodations Coordinator.
Disability documentation must be provided by a qualified treating or diagnosing professional who has no personal relationship with the student and must include:
- A diagnostic statement identifying the disability/Diagnosis with code
- The impact of the disability in an educational setting
- An assessment of major life activities that are affected by the impairment (memory, concentration, social interactions, learning, thinking, walking, standing, sitting, seeing, hearing, etc.)
- Functional limitations
- Include diagnostics/test scores when applicable.
- Recommendations of accommodations needed.
- Documentation must include name and professional title, license number, address, phone and signature of professional.
- Please note: A doctor’s note indicating that a student has a particular disability or needs a particular accommodation does not constitute adequate documentation of disability.
Please contact the Coordinator of Student Accommodations at AccommodationServices@morton.edu for additional information.