All contact information and documentation received in
Disability Services is kept in separate confidential files within
the office. No information concerning inquiries about
accommodations or documentation will be released without written
consent by the student.
In order to fully evaluate requests for accommodations or auxiliary aids, Disability Services will need documentation of the disability that consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that describes the current impact of the disability as it relates to the accommodation(s) requested.
Documentation provided will be used by Disability Services to evaluate requests for accommodations 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 burden.
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 contact Disability Services at (540) 568-6705. TT relay service: (800) 828-1120.
Guidelines for the Documentation of a Disability
Guidelines for the Documentation of a Learning Disability
Guidelines for the Documentation of Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
Deaf & Hard of Hearing Documentation Guidelines
Psychological Disability Documentation Guidelines
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 report from your most recent Triennial Review. Some of the information may also be contained in an IEP, 504 Plan, or Transition Plan. You may wish to include this with your Psycho-Educational Evaluation report as supportive documentation. You must request this information separately from your high school transcripts and should make sure that it is received by Disability Services. Please review your high school documentation against the information outlined below for thoroughness.
For individuals who are or have been recently receiving services from a state rehabilitation agency; much of the requested information will be contained in the documentation regarding your eligibility for services and vocational plan. However, please check your documentation against the guidelines listed below.
For individuals transferring from another college or university; information related to your disability will not be sent with a transcript request. You must request that information be sent to Disability Services separately. Additionally, the information JMU is requesting may or may not have been a part of your previous college's evaluation process. You should visit the appropriate link above to check your documentation against our specific guidelines.