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Documentation Guidelines

The Office of Disability Services at Elmira College is committed to providing accommodations and services to students with disabilities in order to ensure a comprehensively accessible college experience where individuals with disabilities have the same access to programs, opportunities and activities as all others. We engage in an interactive process with each student and review requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis. In determining reasonable accommodations, we consider each student’s condition(s), history, experience, request, and the unique characteristics of each Elmira College course and program.

While students are a vital source of information, in order to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations, we may request information from other sources in order to establish a disability and the impact it has on living and/or learning in a postsecondary environment.

The following guidelines are provided to assist students, family members, physicians or other medical professionals, in identifying the type of information and documentation that will inform the process of determining reasonable and appropriate accommodations.

General Information

Guidelines

We engage in an interactive process with each student and review requests for accommodations on a case-by-case basis. While students are a vital source of information, in order to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodations, we may request information from other sources in order to establish a disability and the impact it has on living and/or learning in a postsecondary environment. Documentation may include the following information:

Existing Condition(s)

Presenting Concerns

Background History

Medications/Treatment

Recommendations and Evaluator Qualifications

Additional Information for Specific Conditions

For students with Asthma and/or Allergies:

For students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing:

For students with Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

For students with Psychological conditions:

For students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):

For students with Visual conditions:

Documentation may be submitted to Steve Tedone, Learning and Disabilities Specialist at:

Steven E. Tedone
Learning and Disabilities Specialist
Gannett-Tripp Library - 107
Elmira College
1 Park Place
Elmira, NY 14901
Phone: (607) 735-1754
Fax: (607) 735-1158

These guidelines have been adapted from The Center for Students with Disabilities at the University of Connecticut.