In order to qualify for services and accommodations on the basis of a disability, students must submit clinical documentation directly to the DLRC. The following guidelines are intended to assist clinicians in their preparation of reports and to inform clients as consumers of clinical services. Additionally, the following guidelines are not intended to comprehensively address the unique information needed for different types of disabilities. Further, some accommodation requests (e.g. single room placement) will require additional substantiation of need. Thus, the DLRC reserves the right to require the provision of specific information on a case-by-case basis. Failure to give notice or provide detailed information may result in your accommodations being delayed or your request being denied.
The documentation must be based upon an evaluation by a health care or mental health professional appropriately licensed by the state to diagnose medical, psychological, and learning disorders. Such persons are usually physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, and school psychologists. Documentation from third parties or from persons not licensed to diagnose such conditions will not be accepted.
The evaluation to determine whether a person possesses a learning disability must be conducted by an individual who is qualified and appropriately licensed to diagnose learning disabilities.