Many students served by CVCC Disability Support Services have received special services from their local school districts. Others have had their disability diagnosed as adults. Some are referred to the Counseling Center because of suspected disability and require information regarding testing.
At the initial meeting, students should receive a documentation
form to take to their health care provider or narrative instructions for a psychological report.
The documentation of disability will vary according to the type of disability. Each student will be given a "Disability Verification Form" along with a letter for the professional who will be filling out the form and verifying the disability. Different verification forms are given for different types of disabilities since the information needed is often different.
Documentation of a learning disability requires (as a minimum) the submission to CVCC DDS of the results for a complete adult intelligence and achievement test administered by a qualified psychological examiner along with other components. If you do not have documentation based on current testing, you will need to be re-assessed on adult measurements. CVCC does not provide nor pay for testing services for disability, but will attempt to assist the student locate such services if necessary.
A statement of diagnosis from a medical doctor usually documents health impairments. Medical doctors may also provide statements to document head injuries, verify orthopedic impairments present at birth or the result of later injury. Psychological testing and rehabilitation records may also be used to document head injuries.
Hearing or visual impairments may be verified by audiograms or visual acuity tests performed by qualified professionals.
Students must request their accommodation memorandums each semester that they enroll.
Accommodation memos will NOT be generated automatically.