The Arkansas Tech University Office of Disability Services requests that students seeking accommodations submit information describing their disability, their past use of accommodations, and the likely impact of the disability on their educational experiences. Types of helpful documentation supportive of such requests include medical records, psycho-educational testing reports, and school records. If students do not have this documentation readily available, they are encouraged to meet with a Disability Services staff member to discuss other ways to demonstrate a connection between their condition and any academic barriers they anticipate in the university environment.
The Office of Disability Services will consider all forms of documentation including student self-report, observation and interaction with the student, and external information from outside sources such as professionals who have diagnosed or treated the condition. External information can be a valuable tool for helping the Disability Services staff member understand the student's barriers, identify strategies for success, and assign reasonable accommodations which facilitate access.