Documentation should be provided by a qualified, licensed professional whose field of specialization directly pertains to the student's disability and who is unrelated to the student. Expect in cases of psychoeducational or neuropsychological evaluations, where there is a comprehensive report available, SAS recommends that students' providers complete SAS' Disability Verification Form, which is HIPAA-compliant, as documentation. The verification form also instructs providers to upload a brief, signed, dated letter on their letterhead. Documentation needs to be provided in English, and if translation is required, it must be completed by a certified translator.
As reflected by the questions in the SAS Disability Verification Form documentation that is most beneficial to SAS:
- has been completed by a provider who has an established/long-term relationship with and/or has conducted a multi-day evaluation of the student
- articulates the history of difficulties and any prior services, medications, or other supports received by the student as well as the effectiveness or limitations of these prior supports
- describes the functional limitations the student is likely to experience in a higher education environment
- references a diagnosis, even if provisional, of the student's condition, including any rule-out conditions or changes over time
Documentation can be submitted to SAS in the following ways: