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Disability Services Documentation Guidelines

Students who are requesting support services from the office of Disability Services at Stephen F. Austin State University are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights of equal access to programs and services; thus the documentation should indicate that the disability substantially limits some major life activity.

These guidelines apply to documentation for learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactive disorder, visual and hearing impairments, orthopedic/ mobility impairments, and other qualified disabilities as defined under Section 504 and the ADA.

A list of tests commonly used in diagnosing learning disabilities is included in Appendix 2.

These guidelines can be downloaded as a .pdf file here.



All documentation must meet the following criteria:

All documentation should cover the following areas of interest:

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