Students should schedule a meeting to discuss their adjustment needs as soon as possible. Our first priority is to get to know each student individually. No student should delay meeting with the Office of Disability Resources (ODR) out of concern for not having appropriate documentation. Determinations on individual documentation needs will be made during the initial meeting with the student. 

Any documentation information students can share before or during the first meeting is helpful. Documentation can include:

The purpose of the third party documentation is to add to the professional staff’s background information so that a reasonable outcome, including acceptance or denial of request, can be obtained. Third party documentation supports or builds on conversation with the student rather than directing the conversation and the outcome. 

With that said, the submission of documentation does not activate services or adjustments. We will use all information we obtain through our conversation and paperwork to coordinate reasonable adjustments and services with the student. Providing as much information as possible before or during the first meeting will save the need for additional meetings with the ODR.