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Disability Services: Documentation Guidelines/Standards

Albright College has established documentation guidelines that require students to provide current and comprehensive information by a credentialed professional or medical practitioner. A student’s high school IEP or 504 plan may be helpful but these documents rarely provide information needed to make an accommodation decision in college.  In addition, some clinical evaluations can be too old to be of current use. It is important that the disability be understood in relation to the College’s courses, programs and activities.

A diagnosis in and of itself may not be a sufficient rationale for accommodations, and diagnosis or documentation of a specific disability does not necessarily translate into having a particular accommodation.

Our evaluation of documentation may include consultation with clinical professionals, and, with the student's written permission, we may need to consult with the original evaluator when documentation guidelines have not been followed or information is otherwise unclear. Please click on the link below to access our documentation guidelines.

 

Contact Information:
Yuriko Beaman, M.S.
Director of Disability Services
Albright College
ybeaman@albright.edu
610-929-6639