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Disability Services


Please submit your most recent assessment/evaluation/letter from your treating specialist, as well as a copy of your most recent education plan (IEP, 504 Plan, letter from private school) and SAT/ACT approval letter (if applicable) by emailing both Stephanie Segalini Steph Bohler and Katie Johnson.

In addition, we recommend that if you have a medical condition, you should contact the Health Center where nurse practitioners and part-time physicians can help you maintain your health.

General Documentation Requirements

Your documentation must:

  • be conducted by a qualified professional in the area of diagnosis and should be typed in English on letterhead, dated and signed
  • be current (date of documentation depends on diagnosis)
  • clearly state the diagnosed disability or disabilities
  • include complete educational, developmental and medical history relevant to the disability 
  • describe the current impact and functional limitations resulting from the disability or disabilities
  • include a list of all test instruments used in determining the diagnosis
  • include a thorough interpretive summary of testing results
  • describe the specific accommodations requested
  • adequately support each of the requested accommodations

Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Documentation Requirements 

A full neuropsychological assessment is required for all learning disabilities and is highly recommended for a diagnosis of ADHD.  We will also review another format of assessment for ADHD which includes diagnostic testing, interpretive summary of results and impact of functioning.

Your documentation must:

  • be conducted by a qualified professional (see below) and should be typed in English on letterhead, dated and signed
  •  be current (completed within the past 3-4 years)
  •  be comprehensive, including: 
    • a summary of a diagnostic/clinical interview
    • an assessment of the major domains of cognitive and academic functioning (ex. psychometric assessment- aptitude/cognitive ability, academic achievement, areas of cognitive and information processing, and any other measure deemed appropriate by the evaluator)
    • a list of tests administered, including all standard scores
    • expert interpretation of the results including test scores
    • a clear diagnosis and statement of disability
    • discussion of the functional limitations and academic functioning levels
    • recommendations with a rationale

A qualified professional can be:

  • clinical or educational psychologist
  • psychiatrist
  • school psychologist
  • neuropsychologists
  • learning disabilities specialist
  • medical doctor with demonstrated training and experience in the assessment of learning disabilities and/or ADHD in adolescents and adults


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