To be eligible for services, students must in addition to self-disclose information about their disability(ies), provide documentation of their disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2009, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In an effort to embrace best practices, we request the documentation include seven elements.
Retroactive accommodations are never made. In order to help you obtain appropriate information, please utilize one of the following verification forms based on your documented disability. A qualified healthcare provider or diagnostician should complete this form and fax it directly to our confidential fax machine: 440.826.3832. We reserve the right to request additional documentation as needed.
PLEASE NOTE: IEP's and 504 PLANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF DOCUMENTATION. The IDEA and its Individualized Education Plan (IEP) provisions do not apply to post secondary schools. Although an individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan may help identify services that have been effective for you, it generally is not sufficient documentation. This is because post secondary education presents different demands than high school education, and what you need to meet these new demands may be different. Also in some cases, the nature of a disability may change. For more information on the differences between disability services in high school versus that of college please click here to read "Preparing for Post-Secondary Education" authored by the Office of Civil Rights.
- ADD/ADHD Verification Form
- ASD/Asperger's Verification Form
- Chronic Medical Condition Verification Form
- Communications/Language Disability Verification Form
- Hearing Disability Verification Form
- Learning Disability Verification Form
- Mobility Verification Form
- Psychiatric Disability Verification Form
- Vision Disability Verification Form
Upon receipt of the documentation and appropriate forms, the Disability Specialist or Director of Disability Services will review the information and schedule an intake appointment. PLEASE NOTE: A student with a disability must follow the college procedures to receive accommodations: (1) Self-disclose to the Disability Specialist or Director of Disability Services; (2) provide appropriate documentation; (3) complete the DSS Application (4) schedule an intake appointment and (5) follow policies and procedures.