Documentation is confidential information from an appropriately qualified health or other service professional who is knowledgeable about your condition. This professional might be a therapist, doctor, rehabilitation counselor, audiologist, nurse practitioner, or mobility specialist. Documentation can vary in length and format, but should focus on the ways the condition currently affects you, especially in an academic environment. Here are some examples of useful documentation:
- Psycho-educational evaluation
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Individualized Educational Plan (IEP)
- 504 Plan
- Vocational assessment
- Information on previous use of accommodations
- Statement from health or other service professional
- Mobility assessment
The Disability Services Coordinator uses documentation to better understand your experience of the condition, identify impacts in an academic setting, and make informed decisions to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations. If you do not have documentation of your disability, the Disability Services Coordinator can assist you in obtaining it.
These guidelines apply to students enrolled in classes at UMM. Please be aware that other universities and testing agencies (which administer standardized tests such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, PCAT, etc.) may require more extensive documentation, and you should check out their requirements well in advance since updated evaluations may be required by those agencies prior to approving accommodations. Students are welcome to consult with us to help determine what might be needed for other agencies or universities.
Please call (320) 589-6178 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.