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Documentation for Higher Education

*Appropriate documentation MUST include diagnosis, prognosis, and functional limitations.*

Office of Academic Success/Disability Services cannot authorize any accommodations unless it is supported by documentation. The documentation determines which accommodations the student may be eligible to receive. In accordance with federal and state laws, this documentation must include each of the following:

Here are some examples of specific disabilities and appropriate sources for documentation, however not limited to:

  • Emotional Disability
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Learning Disability
  • Physical Disability (Other medical)
  • Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Physician
  • Psychologist, Psychiatrist
  • Opthalmologist
  • Certified Otologist, Audiologist
  • Psychologist, Neurologist, School Psychologist (Adult Test)
  • Physician

Disability documentation criteria are based on published recommendations from the Americans with Disabilities Act, Amendments 2008.

(Adapted source: Centralia College, Centralia WA for Office of Academic Success: Disability Services Office)