Step 2: Submit Supportive Documentation to DSS
In order to register, you must submit supportive documentation of your disability to DSS prior to or at the time of your Intake Meeting.
Your documentation must be:
- Recent so that DSS can understand how your diagnosis currently impacts you
- Written/typed on official letterhead
Your documentation must include:
- Statement of diagnosis & how you are impacted by the diagnosis
- Description of methods/tests used in diagnostic
- Any relevant educational history (i.e. previous accommodations)
- Any recommendations for specific accommodations in a college setting
- Contain a physician/provider credentialing information (including licensing information), contact information, and signature
Please note that an IEP may not suffice as supportive documentation in all cases. However, you should still submit this to DSS.
DSS does not diagnose disabilities and does not provide referrals to evaluators or testing centers. However, DSS has a list of local evaluators to assist you in finding qualified evaluators. DSS can help guide you in obtaining documentation from your high school or state vocational rehabilitation agency (i.e. RSA or DORS).
Missing one of the documentation criteria?
You may have the evaluator complete the Disability Documentation Supplemental Questions on their professional letterhead and submit to Disability Support Services (DSS) with your primary documentation for consideration. Acceptance of this supplemental form is at the discretion of DSS.
Proceed to Step 3 –> Intake Meeting