Documentation of Disability
At Chattahoochee Technical College, it is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation of his/her disability. Students may be referred to agencies outside the college to gain the necessary documentation of their disability. Once a referral is made, it is the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary steps to obtain this information.
Students who have physical/emotional disabilities or learning challenges may benefit from reasonable accommodations and/or assistance in the classroom. To request accommodations, equipment, or other services students must provide current professional documentation describing the disability and appropriate accommodations. Disabilities may be temporary or permanent, and can include: physical impairments: (i.e. visual, hearing, mobility, chronic illness, speech), psychological impairments (i.e. depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, OCD), or learning disorders (i.e. learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries, ADD, ADHD).
Forms for documenting various disabilities:
- Verification of a Learning Disability
- Verification of ADHD
- Verification of a Psychological Disability
- Verification of Medical Disability
All documentation received by Disability Support Services is secured and considered confidential. The specific disability is not disclosed to anyone without the written permission of the student. Students may wish to complete a FERPA release form, so that information might be shared with parents and vocational rehabilitation counselors if necessary.
Documentation should indicate how the disability should be accommodated within reasonable means. Those recommendations will be taken into consideration when an accommodation plan is determined during intake. Students should be aware that accommodations only change the means in which information is provided. Standards set down by Chattahoochee Technical College or by TCSG cannot be waived or changed.
Disabilities include, but are not limited to: attention deficit disorder, brain injury or neurological impairment, autism and related disorders, communication disorders, chronic illness and medical impairments, hearing impairments, learning disabilities, motor or mobility impairments, psychological or psychiatric impairments or visual impairments. More information on disability documentation, services, technology and accommodations is available in the Disability Support Services (DSS) Student Handbook.