Disability Services


Verification Forms

To be determine eligibility for accommodations, students must in addition to self-disclose information about their disability(ies), provide documentation of their disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAA) of 2009, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In an effort to embrace best practices, we request the documentation include seven elements

In order to help you obtain appropriate information, please utilize one of the following verification forms based on your documented disability.  A qualified healthcare provider or diagnostician should complete this form and fax it directly to our confidential fax machine: 440.826.3832.  We reserve the right to request additional documentation as needed. 

Although an individualized education program (IEP) or Section 504 plan may help identify services that have been effective for you, it generally is not sufficient documentation. This is because post secondary education presents different demands than high school education, and what you need to meet these new demands may be different. Also in some cases, the nature of a disability may change. For more information on the differences between disability services in high school versus that of college please click here to read "Preparing for Post-Secondary Education" authored by the Office of Civil Rights.

Please select the appropriate verification form(s):

Upon receipt of the documentation and appropriate forms, the Disability Specialist or Director of Disability Services will review the information and schedule an intake appointment. PLEASE NOTE: A student with a disability must follow university procedures to register:
(1) Self-disclose to the Disability Specialist or Director of Disability Services;
(2) provide appropriate documentation;
(3) complete the DSS Application
(4) schedule an intake appointment and
(5) follow policies and procedures.   

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