To qualify for services, a student must provide current documentation (no older than four years) of disability as determined by a licensed physician and/or certified psychologist or other specialist (e.g., audiologist, optometrist, chiropractor) who is skilled in the diagnosis of such a disability.
- The documentation must include the following:
- Clear statement of diagnosis, and whether it substantially limits one or more major life activities such as: walking, seeing, hearing, learning or working.
- Date of diagnosis, including prognosis. Is the condition expected to improve over time or is it permanent?
- Statement of impact and limitations on academic performance in a university classroom. Include medical history related to current use of medication and the impact of medication on the student’s ability to meet the demands of the academic program.
- Recommendations for academic adjustments to compensate for the disability.
- Documentation must be on letterhead, and include the name and title of the practitioner, signature and date.
- Some conditions, due to their changing nature, may warrant additional updated documentation in the future.
- Accommodations are always individually determined. Once the Disability Services office receives documentation, the student has the responsibility to make an appointment to discuss his/her eligibility to receive accommodations.
All documentation is confidential and should be submitted to:
Plymouth State University
Disability Services Office
17 High Street
Plymouth, NH 03264
Fax: (603) 535-2277
*Reviewed by USNH Counsel 3/02.