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General Guidelines for
Documentation of a Disability
In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations or auxiliary aids, Lewis-Clark
State College will need documentation of the disability that consists of an evaluation by
an appropriate professional and describes the current impact of the disability as it
relates to the accommodation request.
All contact information and documentation received is kept in separate confidential files
within the Office of Disability Services. No information concerning inquiries
about accommodation or documentation will be released without written consent.
Documentation provided will be used by the Office of Disability Services to evaluate
requests for accommodation or auxiliary aids. The evaluation process includes a review of
the documentation itself and in the context of documentation on the fundamental goals and
essential standards of the program, course, service or benefit in question.
The evaluation process will generate a list of potentially reasonable accommodations that
will then be reviewed based on potential effectiveness, preferences of the requester,
maximum level of integration, and the potential for an undue financial or administrative
The guidelines below were developed to assist you in working with your treating
professional(s) to prepare the information needed to evaluate your request. If, after
reading these guidelines, you have any questions, please call the Coordinator of
Disability Services at (208) 792-2211.
For individuals who have recently been receiving services from a public school system; the
information requested would most likely be contained in the Psycho-Educational Evaluation
from your most recent Triennial Review. Some of the information may also be contained in
an IEP, 504 Plan, or Transition Plan. You must request this information separately from
your high school transcripts.
For individuals who are or have been recently receiving services from a state
rehabilitation agency; much of the requested information will be contained in your most
recent eligibility evaluation and/or your vocational plan.
For individuals transferring from another college, information related to your disability
will not be sent with a transcript request. You must request that information separately.
Additionally the information Lewis-Clark State College is requesting may or may not have
been a part of your previous college's evaluation process. You should check the
information against the guidelines below.
Documentation Should Include: