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Disabilities Documentation Policy

Approved by Provost Council 11/2/93

It is the policy of the University of Baltimore to provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. In order to provide academic adjustments, proper documentation is required and must be presented to the Director of Disability Support Services (for liberal arts and business students) or to the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (law students). Students with sensory (visual, hearing), physical (mobility) or other health impairments (epilepsy, AIDS) are required to provide medical reports or a letter from a physician responsible for treating the student. This documentation must be provided whether the condition is permanent or temporary (broken leg, etc.)

Students with learning disabilities (LD) must provide current documentation (within three years) of the LD diagnosis. Results of assessments conducted prior to college are deemed inadequate. This documentation will be reviewed by the Office of Disability Support Services for all undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business students and by the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for law students.

Documentation for LD students must be prepared by a professional qualified to diagnose a learning disability, including but not limited to a licensed psychiatrist, learning disability specialist, or psychologist. Documentation from a LCSW will not be considered as the sole criterion for providing services.

Documentation for a learning disability must include the testing procedures followed, the instruments used to assess the disability, the test results and an interpretation of the test results.

Documentation for all liberal arts and business students will be retained in the Office of Disability Support Services; for law students, documentation will remain in the office of the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs. Documentation will remain in these offices for the duration of the student's academic career and will be kept confidential. Upon graduation, documentation will be destroyed unless the student requests that it be returned to him/her.