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Physical Disability

Physical disabilities include: mobility impairments, hearing and visual impairments as well as temporary and chronic illnesses.

A diagnosis of a Physical Disability should include:

1. Disability diagnosis including a thorough description of the disabling condition and:

date of diagnosis;

date of onset;


Information concerning onset and prognosis is important in determining appropriate accommodations.

2. Name, credentials, and license number of evaluator.

3. A statement of prescribed medications and dosage including monitoring schedule.

4. A schedule for on-going therapy.

5. A clear and specific statement of how the Physical Disability and/or the medication impacts adult functioning (specifically learning and college classroom).

6. Suggested appropriate classroom accommodations related to the impact of the disability and/or medication on learning or classroom requirements, substantiated by reference #4 above and evaluation information.

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