Medical Documentation Requirements

documentationIf 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.

 

Disability or Medical Condition

 

 

 

 

Qualified Professionals

 

 

 

 

Required Documentation (the DRC requires one of the following documents)

 

 

 

 

ADHD/ADD

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional (i.e. registered psychologist, registered psychological associate, neuropsychologist, psychiatrist)

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

·        Neuropsychological or Psychoeducational Assessment

 

 

 

 

Autism spectrum disorder

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional (i.e. registered psychologist, psychiatrist)

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

·        Psychoeducational Assessment

·        Other formal medical assessment or report

 

 

 

 

Anxiety disorders

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

·        Other formal medical assessment or report

 

 

 

 

Chronic medical disabilities

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

 

 

 

 

Deaf /

Hard of hearing

 

 

 

 

·        Audiologist

 

 

 

 

·        Audiology Assessment or Report

 

 

 

 

Learning disabilities

 

 

 

 

·        Registered psychologist

·        Registered psychological associate

 

 

 

 

·        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

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

·        Physiotherapist Evaluation or Report

·        Occupational Therapist Report

 

 

 

 

Mental health disabilities

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional (i.e. psychiatrist, registered psychologist)

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

·        Other formal medical assessment or report

 

 

 

 

Visual disabilities

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional (i.e. ophthalmologist, optometrist)

 

 

 

 

·        Optometry Report

 

 

 

 

Head injury / Traumatic brain injury

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional (i.e. sports medicine physician, registered neuropsychologist, registered psychologist, neurologist)

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

·        Neuropsychological Assessment Report

 

 

 

 

Temporary medical conditions

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

 

 

 

 

Other bona fide medical conditions

 

 

 

 

·        Specialized health professional

·        Treating family physician

 

 

 

 

·        DRC Verification of Disability Form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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