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Documentation Guidelines

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In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended in 2008, the Office of Accommodative Services provides equal access to educational programs and safeguards against discrimination for qualified students with disabilities as defined by the ADA. The ADA defines a person with a disability as any person who

• Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities
• Has a record of such an impairment
• Is regarded as having such an impairment


In order for Accommodative Services to determine if a student's condition meets the standard defined by the law, an evaluative intake interview will be conducted with the student and any additional documentation supplied will be reviewed.  All decisions are made on a case-by-case basis and any additional information requested following the intake interview will be used to determine the current functional limitations casued by the disability and reasonable modifications in an academic or residential setting.

Decisions made by the Office of Accommodative Services may not translate to other institutions or be applicable for high-stakes exams such as the GRE, FE, MCAT, etc.


Temporary Disabilities

Services are available to students with temporary disabilities to provide access to campus academic programs and services.

Assistance cannot be provided for tasks of a personal nature such as scribing homework or assisting with home-health care.

Please call the Office of Accommodative Services with your questions and concerns related to a temporary disability at (315) 268-7643 and we will discuss resources and assistance that can be provided by Clarkson during this difficult time.