Students diagnosed with a disability that request services or reasonable accommodations may be asked to provide appropriate and current documentation. In the case of multiple disabilities, students may be asked to provide documentation for each disability for which accommodations are being requested. It is recommended that students submit the most recent documentation of his or her disability. Disabilities change over time and documentation should support current needs. Students may be asked to obtain updated documentation if no recent documentation exists. In some cases, students may be asked to go for further disability testing or evaluation to gain more information on accommodation needs. Services, accommodations and/or the need for assistive technology will be determined on an individual basis upon documentation review and a thorough consultation with staff from the Manhattanville Office of Disability Services. These guidelines apply to all disability types recognized by the ADA.
If necessary, the Office of Disability Services can provide you with medical/psychological release of information forms allowing your provider to send all appropriate documentation directly to this office. Please have name, address, and phone and fax numbers with you at your initial appointment. Additionally, disability verification forms are available to be completed by an appropriately qualified professional.
Documentation should include the following guidelines:
Along with a review of the documentation of a disability, the Office of Disability Services will meet individually with each student to discuss what accommodations are most appropriate. Developing the most appropriate accommodations is an ongoing process and accommodations can be changed or adjusted if the need arises.