There are three (3) criteria to meet to be eligible for disability services.
- You must complete an intake appointment and want to participate in the program voluntarily.
- You must have a professionally documented disability
- The disability must present a barrier to the learning process.
Documentation of A Disability
Professional documentation of a disability is essential for determining barriers in education and providing academic adjustments or services. The documentation should be current and include enough information to assist the DSPS professional to determine the academic adjustment a student needs to permit equal access to educational activities. Colleges and universities require disability documentation that shows the student has a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Because these laws are different than the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which only applies to students with disabilities in K-12, new or additional documentation may be required. For specific disability documentation guidelines, please contact DSPS.