Appropriate documentation includes a statement of diagnosis, how the diagnosed problem
impacts your ability to learn, and suggests accommodations in order to validate your
request for academic accommodations. Documentation must be current and by a qualified
health professional, such as a physician, audiologist, psychologist, psychiatrist,
Accommodations are approved on a case-by-case basis and sending documentation DOES NOT guarantee accommodation approval. Sometimes documentation is also sent to the Regents’ Center for Learning Disorders
(RCLD) for additional review or we need to check-in with a university department.
We strive to have decisions made as quickly as possible, however; usually within two
weeks of request. For more information, click the link that fits your needs and contact
us with any questions.
General Documentation Guidelines
Where To Go For Testing
If you have questions before requesting documentation from a healthcare provider,
TDS can help! Send an email to our office account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For any disability, it’s not your responsibility to know which tests to take! Your
provider should know based on your needs.
- For ADHD, Learning Disabilities, etc., someone other than the psychologist may do
the evaluation with you. That’s fine, as long as the final report is signed by a licensed
psychologist (PhD, PsyD).
- Letters for psychological disorders should come from/be signed by licensed mental
health providers (LPC, LMSW, PhD, etc.)
- Letters should be from the last 3-5 years at the oldest; some diagnoses vary (psychological
~ 1 year, for example).
- Think you have a disability, but never been evaluated? Contact a qualified licensed provider in your insurance’s network or email email@example.com for referral information. *TDS does not test or evaluate students for disabilities in our office but we can
help you with referrals and steps to get tested.*
- Had a learning disability/ADHD since high school? Send your most recent IEP/504 Plan and any psychological reports. If they’re older
than 5 years, we can discuss this at your appointment.
- Diagnosed with ADHD after high school? Send any psychological reports. If they’re more than 5 years old, we can discuss
this at your appointment.
- Had accommodations at a previous university? Ask their disability services to send you a copy of your accommodation letter & any
documentation of your disability you submitted to them.
To schedule an appointment with a Disability Service Provider, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (706) 737-1469. Please complete the New Client Intake Form and send it plus any documentation supporting your diagnosis to email@example.com or fax it to (706) 729-2298.