The following documentation must be provided. The report must be typed, signed by a qualified professional and submitted on official letterhead. Professionals providing documentation must include information concerning their credentials.
- The most recent assessment must be current and must state the last date of assessment. State the most recent date of assessment (or reassessment).
- The report must include a specific diagnosis using DSM-V or equivalent criteria.
- Include a review of pertinent history and the date of first diagnosis.
- Provide a description of the current symptoms, fluctuating conditions/symptoms, and prognosis.
- Summarize the assessment procedures used to make the psychiatric diagnosis.
- Provide medical information that should be considered in a college/university environment, including medication/therapeutic needs. It may be appropriate to state whether there are side effects of the prescribed medication that warrant accommodations, whether the student is still adjusting to the medication/treatment, and comment on efficacy of treatment. State whether there are crisis episodes associated with the diagnosis.
- State what substantial limitations to this student’s major life activities are indicated by the evaluation.
- Based on the information provided, offer specific suggestions for accommodations and an explanation as to why each accommodation is needed. If evaluative information to justify a specific accommodation is inadequate, additional evaluations may be required prior to accommodation approval.
- The results of other appropriate assessment measures to support a differential diagnosis, to rule out medical or other factors or to disentangle the psychiatric disability from co-existing disorders should be provided.
*Parents are not appropriate evaluators, even if they are otherwise qualified
*In lieu of the above guidelines, Disability Verification Forms are available in Word or PDF upon request from our office.
All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to: