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The following guidelines are provided in the interest of assuring that documentation is appropriate to document eligibility for services. The guidelines can be followed for all disabilities/medical conditions. The Centre's Coordinator and/or Learning Specialists are available to consult with professionals regarding any of these guidelines. Call New Westminster campus: (604) 527-5486 or Coquitlam campus: (604) 777-6185 for more information or clarification.
Documentation consists of an evaluation by a professional who has specific training, expertise and experience in the diagnosis of conditions for which academic accommodations are being requested. All professionals submitting documentation must be appropriately certified and licensed to practice.
The evalution/report should be typed on a letterhead, dated and include the practitioner's name, title, phone/fax, mailing address and signature.
Because the provision of all reasonable accommodations and services is based upon assessment of the current impact of the disability on academic performance, it is in the student's best interest to provide recent and appropriate documentation.
For new students who have a stable condition, the diagnostic evaluation must be completed within the past five years. For returning students whose condition has remained stable since submission of the original evaluation report, further documentation may not be required.
The documentation should include:
Certain disabilities require specialized evaluations/reports. For example an identification of a learning disability requires a comprehensive psycho educational assessment; a traumatic brain injury requires neuropsychological assessment.
It is the student's responsibility to cover the costs associated with providing documentation of disability to the Centre for Students with Disabilities at Douglas College.