A disability is an impairment that substantially limits a major life activity. Examples of major life activities include walking, listening, reading, and learning.
It is your choice whether or not you disclose your disability. If you want to receive accommodations, you must provide documentation of your disability to the Office of Disability Services.
You need to provide a statement from a Qualified Licensed Provider (a doctor, psychiatrist, or other medical professional), that verifies the functional limitations caused by your disability. For example, a student that has a diagnosis of cerebral palsy may have difficulty writing. The functional limitations may include lack of fine motor control.
You are strongly encouraged to complete an application and provide supporting documentation before the term in which you are needing the services starts. We need to have these materials before you can receive accommodations and services through the Office of Disability Services.
In accordance with state and federal law, documentation regarding your disability is kept in a separate, confidential file at ODS and will not be part of your academic record.
The Office of Disability Services needs sufficient information in order to determine eligibility and effective accommodations for each student. We may use non-identifying information about your disability to gather statistical information for planning and allocation of resources.