Disability Support Services has established requirements because non-standard tests and incomplete or outdated assessment reports may make it difficult for our office to accurately determine appropriate accommodations.
Note: If you are admitted to IUP, we may ask you to have further testing done if this testing is deemed necessary for planning and provision of appropriate accommodations and services.
See below to determine what requirements are needed to verify your disability:
A diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder must be made by a physician or clinical psychologist.
To verify the extent of your hearing loss, please have your physician or audiologist send us a copy of a recent (within the last two years) audiogram.
To verify your learning disability, please send us records of a psycho-educational evaluation completed by a qualified professional – a licensed educational or clinical psychologist, educational therapist, learning disabilities specialist, or speech and language pathologist. Your verification must fulfill the following requirements:
To verify your legal blindness or other visual impairment, please have you ophthalmologist or optometrist send us a copy of your most recent eye examination results. In general, to be eligible for services from the Disability Support Services Program, students who use corrective lenses must have a corrected vision of not less that 20/200. If you do not meet this requirement but have a visual impairment that significantly affects your academic performance, please contact our office.
Please have your physician or other appropriate professional send us a short letter of verification with information regarding the diagnosis, how it was made, how it affects you academically, and what accommodations are recommended at the college setting. You may choose to use the Documentation of Disability Form to verify ADHD.
To verify disabilities related to a brain injury, documentation such as described for a learning disability is useful.
If you have questions, please contact Disability Support Services at (724) 357-4067 (V/TD).
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