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Information for referring professionals

How to prepare documentation to support student requests

As part of the registration process with The Access Centre for Students with Disabilities (ACSD), students with disabilities are required to present documentation of the disability condition. If you are a professional who is working with or has assessed the student, here is some information to guide you in the preparation of documentation to support the student’s request for services and academic accommodations.

General information

Documentation provided by all practitioners should:

  • be submitted on letterhead
  • include the practitioner's name, title, phone/fax, mailing, and email addresses and signature
  • indicate the length of time the student has been under the practitioner's care
  • describe the nature of the medical condition/disability, along with a detailed explanation of the functional impact of the medical condition/disability on academic performance, functioning or participation in academic activities
  • provide sufficient detail so that appropriate academic accommodations can be determined
  • include relevant test results
  • identify side effects of medications that may adversely affect academic performance or participation.


LD/ADHD Guidelines

Learning Disability (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Assessment and Report Guidelines:

Documenting medical conditions

Here are guidelines for documentation of chronic medical conditions, vision, mobility, hearing, hand or coordination impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders, as well as any other health-related conditions. 

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