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Guidelines for Disability Documentation
North Dakota Colleges & Universities Disability Services Council

Documentation should indicate how the disability substantially limits the student in a major life activity. The information submitted is used to determine appropriate and reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities in the North Dakota University System.

Documentation provided by the student should include the following:

  • A diagnostic statement identifying the disability, date of the current diagnostic evaluation, and the date of the original diagnosis.
  • A description of diagnostic criteria: LD documentation must include test scores and interpretation of aptitude, achievement, and when possible, information processing. (See AHEAD Guidelines for Documentation, July 1997, Appendix B).
  • A description of how the disability currently affects the student in the learning environment, e.g. functional limitations.
  • Treatment, medications, assistive devices/services currently prescribed/used.
  • A description of the expected progression or stability of the impact of the disability over time.
  • The relevant credentials of the diagnosing professional(s) such as medical specialty and professional licensure.

Adopted April 2001