Student Disability Services

Documentation Guidelines

Students who feel they may be eligible for services through the Office of Student Disability Services need to submit the appropriate written documentation. The documentation must be based on an evaluation from the appropriately credentialed professional.

  • Example: a physical condition is generally diagnosed by a physician, ophthalmologist, audiologist, physical therapist, etc.
  • Example: a diagnosis of a learning disability should typically come from a professional who is considered to be trained and qualified to evaluate specific learning disabilities in adolescents and adults: psychologists, learning disabilities specialists, medical doctors, etc.
  • Example: a student with an emotional illness should be diagnosed by a psychologist, psychiatrist or other licensed mental health provider.

The documents below may help facilitate the documentation process. However, completion of the relevant form is not necessarily required because each person's situation is unique. Other forms of documentation may be accepted; please contact SDS at 317-940-9308 for an individualized discussion about your circumstances as they relate to the necessary documentation.

Students should review the documentation forms and information specific to their disability (see information below) with an appropriate diagnostician prior to the actual administration of the evaluation. Documentation forms and psychoeducational assessments need to be completed by clinicians who are not family members.