Any systemic illness or other medical condition is considered to be in the medical domain and require the expertise of a physician, including a neurologist, psychiatrist or other medical specialist with experience and expertise in the area for which accommodations are being requested. The diagnostician should be an impartial individual who is not a family member of the student.
The following guidelines are provided to assist us in collaborating with each student to determine appropriate accommodations. Recommended documentation includes:
- A clear statement of the medical diagnosis of the physical disability or systemic illness.
- Documentation should be current.
- A description of present symptoms that meet the criteria for diagnosis.
- Medical information relating to the student's needs to include the impact of medication
on the student's ability to meet the demands of the post-secondary environment.
- Suggestions of reasonable accommodations that might be appropriate at the post-secondary level are encouraged. These recommendations should be supported by the diagnosis.
Completion of the Physician's Statement of Disability can be substituted for a formalized report.