Objective and Appropriately Documented Evidence
“Objective and appropriately documented evidence” means the student will provide documentation of the disability and the most recent testing/evaluation by a certified, licensed professional (e.g., physician, psychologist, neuropsychologist, educational diagnostician, or student clinicians supervised by a qualified professional) person whose training is commonly accepted for establishing a specific diagnosis. The professional completing the evaluation should not be a family member. The documentation must be sufficiently recent as to describe how the disability currently affects the student.
As appropriate to the disability, a comprehensive report should include:
- A diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis;
- A description of the diagnostic criteria and/or the diagnostic tests used;
- A description of the functional impact of the disability;
- Medications, treatments, assistive devices/services currently prescribed, including duration;
- A description of the expected progression or stability of the impact of the disability over time;
- Recommendation for accommodations, adaptive devices, assistive services, and support services;
- The name and credentials of the diagnosing professional(s)
All documentation must be provided to Disability Services Coordinator (DSC) on professional letterhead and contain the dates of assessment, signatures, and titles of the diagnosing professionals. Documentation may be sent to the DSC at any time.