Medical Documentation Requirements

If you are seeking academic accommodations, you are required to provide the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) with current documentation of your medical condition or disability.

Documentation can be obtained from medical physicians, clinical psychologists, and/or special education/rehabilitation personnel, or other qualified health professionals who have specific training, expertise, and experience in the diagnosis of conditions for which academic accommodations are being requested.  Any practitioner submitting documentation must be appropriately certified and/or licensed to practice their professions.

Documentation Requirements

To register with the Disability Resource Centre, a student must provide documentation from a qualified professional confirming the presence of a disability or medical condition. This documentation must describe the student’s disability-related academic functional limitations in order to help the DRC assess and establish the student’s academic accommodations. The type of documentation and the qualified professionals able to provide it depends on the nature of the disability.  



ADHD/ADD

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional (i.e. registered psychologist, registered psychological associate, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist)
Treating family physician

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
DRC Verification of Disability Form
Neuropsychological or Psychoeducational Assessment


Autism spectrum disorder

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional (i.e. registered psychologist, psychiatrist)
Treating family physician

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
DRC Verification of Disability Form
Psychoeducational Assessment
Other formal medical assessment or report


Anxiety disorders

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional
Treating family physician

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
DRC Verification of Disability Form
Other formal medical assessment or report


Chronic medical disabilities

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional
Treating family physician

Required Documentation
DRC Verification of Disability Form


Deaf /Hard of hearing

Qualified Professionals
Audiologist

Required Documentation
Audiology Assessment or Report


Learning disabilities

Qualified Professionals
Registered psychologist
Registered psychological associate

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
Psycho-Educational Assessment.
Note: Assessments completed after the age of 18 must be less than 5 years old. If the assessment was done before you were 18 years old, please consult with a DRC Advisor.


Mobility disabilities

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional
Treating family physician

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
DRC Verification of Disability Form
Physiotherapist Evaluation or Report
Occupational Therapist Report


Mental health disabilities

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional (i.e. psychiatrist, registered psychologist)
Treating family physician

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
DRC Verification of Disability Form
Other formal medical assessment or report


Visual disabilities

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional (i.e. ophthalmologist, optometrist)

Required Documentation
Optometry Report


Head injury / Traumatic brain injury

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional (i.e. sports medicine physician, registered neuropsychologist, registered psychologist, neurologist)
Treating family physician

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)
DRC Verification of Disability Form
Neuropsychological Assessment Report


Temporary medical conditions

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional
Treating family physician

Required Documentation
DRC Verification of Disability Form


Other bona fide medical conditions

Qualified Professionals
Specialized health professional
Treating family physician

Required Documentation
DRC Verification of Disability Form

Last reviewed shim6/5/2018 11:13:26 AM