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Summary of Disability Documentation Required

Summary of Disability Documentation Required

In order to register for services with ASD, in addition to submission of the Verification of Accommodation and Support Service Requirements (VOA) form you must also include documentation that confirms presence of your disabling condition and how your disabling conditions affects your ability to pursue post-secondary studies. Please review below to identify the type of documentation that you may submit in order to confirm presence of your disabling condition.

Type of Disability

Documentation Required

Deaf, Hearing Impaired

Audiologist report, or
Letter from a physician with an explanation of the degree of hearing loss, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by physician with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Blind, Visually Impaired

Specialist report, or
Letter from a physician with a description of the functional limitations, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by physician/specialist with description of the functional limitations how they impact upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Learning Disability

Psycho-educational report from a Psychologist completed as an adult, or
Neuro-psychological report completed as an adult with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Speech

Speech language pathologist report, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by speech pathologist/specialist with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Mobility/Agility Impairment

 

Specialist report, or
Letter from a physician with an explanation of the nature of the mobility/agility impairment (functional limitation), or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by physician/specialist with description of the functional limitations how they impact upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

ADD / ADHD

Psychologist report, or
Neuro-psychological report, or
Letter from a psychiatrist, or
Letter from a physician with details about the diagnosis, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by  a psychiatrist/psychologist or physician with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Psychiatric or Psychological

Psychologist report with a DSM diagnosis, or
Letter from a psychiatrist with a DSM diagnosis, or
Letter from a physician with details about the diagnosis including the DSM, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by  a psychiatrist/psychologist or physician with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Autism, Asperger, Rett

Psychologist report, or
Letter from a physician with details about the diagnosis, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by  a psychologist or physician with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Brain Injury/Cognitive Impairment

 Neuro-Psychological report, or
Brain injury/cognitive impairment report/assessment, or
Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by  a physician/specialist with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Other Permanent or Temporary Disabling Condition.

Completion of Professional Verification (page 8) by  a physician/specialist with details regarding how your disabling condition impacts upon ability to pursue post-secondary studies

Updated January 13 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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