To be eligible for services and accommodations through the OSA, students must submit documentation that verifies their disability and, therefore, their eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act.  Below are some general criteria that documentation should meet. If you have any questions regarding documentation, please email us and we would be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

Clinical or Medical Documentation

Documentation from a clinician or health provider should:

  • Be provided on professional letterhead, signed, and include the name, title, and professional credentials of your provider.  Prescription pads and copies of letterhead are not acceptable.  The professional should have completed training in the diagnostic criteria for the condition.  Qualified professionals may include psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor with clinical licensure, doctor, physician’s assistant, ophthalmologist, audiologist, etc.
  • Describe a disability, medical/chronic health condition, and/or mental health diagnosis.
  • Include a summary of information used (e.g., interviews, checklists, observations, scores on tests/instruments – especially for learning disabilities
  • Describe the current nature of the condition(s) and the impact on the student and should include major life activities impacted – e.g., hearing, speaking, learning, working, breathing, walking, thinking, or vision
  • Provide a description of the expected progression, duration or stability of the condition
  • If appropriate, list medication and potential side-effects

Other Documentation

  • High School Individualized Education Plan (IEP) 
  • 504 Plan
  • Copies of accommodation notifications/letters approved from previous school(s)