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Eligibility for Services

Determining Eligibility for Services

Students and accommodation specialists complete an intake process in which the student?s expressed needs and the disability documentation are reviewed. Eligibility for services is based on a combination of the student?s description of need, the thoroughness of the disability documentation, and documentation policies (see Disability Documentation Policies). At the conclusion of the intake a verified individualized services and accommodations plan (VISA) is written for each student and training in use of the accommodations or services is provided.

Providing documentation of disability is the responsibility of the student. In general, the less obvious the disability, the more information is required to assess a student?s needs and make accommodation recommendations. Documentation should be recent, relevant and comprehensive and, where appropriate, contain test scores and interpretation (e.g., learning disability reports, audiograms, etc.). If the original documentation is incomplete or inadequate to determine the extent of the disability or reasonable accommodation, the university has the discretion to require additional documentation. Any cost incurred in obtaining additional documentation is also borne by the student. If the documentation is complete but the university desires a second professional opinion, the university bears that cost.

Note: Pending the receipt of appropriate documentation, the university reserves the right to deny services or accommodations.

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