Guidelines for a Physical Disability

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For any disability or condition which impacts the physical well-being of an individual, such as but not limited to: impaired vision, impaired hearing, impaired mobility, Crohn's Disease, diabetes, etc.; the student is required to provide documentation of the disability or condition to the Office of Disability Services.

The documentation must be provided in writing on the attending physician's letterhead stationery with their signature and contact information, and date. The attending/submitting practitioner must be an impartial individual who is not a member of the student's family.

The documentation must include all of the following:

  • The name of the patient/student;
  • Diagnosis;
  • The severity of the condition (if the patient is visually impaired a Low Vision Evaluation Report should be submitted);
  • How the condition may impact the patient/student's ability to perform daily activities related to college attendance;
  • How long the condition/limitations are expected to persist;
  • Other information the physician believes may be useful as it might relate to the provision of reasonable accommodations within the patient/student's college experience