Documentation Guidelines

In order to establish disability status and eligibility for disability services, institutions of the University System of Georgia require documentation from a qualified evaluator that:

  • attests to the presence of a disabling condition as defined by the ADA and
  • demonstrates substantial limitations impacting performance in the academic environment when compared to most people in the general population.

Documentation is used to determine eligibility for disability services, as well as to inform accommodation decision-making.

General documentation guidelines pertain to all disabilities. The following are provided to guide evaluators, students, and family members as they seek to document a disability under the ADA.

Learning Disabilities
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Acquired Brain Injuries
Psychological Disorders
Sensory Disorders
Mobility Disorders
Systemic Disorders
Communication Disorders
Other Disabilities