Since the Americans with Disabilities Act was passed in 1990, students with disabilities have rights and responsibilities associated with nondiscrimination and access within the higher education environment. Those rights and responsibilities include:
As part of the interactive process, ODAI reviews documentation of a student’s disability. That documentation may include a letter from a provider or public agency, evaluation report, or other types of summary information. Students should share their documentation only with ODAI, and students should not share their documentation with faculty or other personnel from their program.
Providers supplying documentation must:
Psycho-educational evaluation reports are an acceptable form of documentation to establish learning disabilities (i.e. Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, etc.). Such evaluations should include:
Please Note: When applying for accommodations on board exams psycho-educational evaluations are typically required and should have been conducted within the last three years. For a list of community resources for psych-educational tests, students can check out our list of testing options.
Throughout the ODAI process, students can expect to be treated with respect, receive timely responses, and have their concerns addressed privately to the greatest degree possible. In the event that you feel you have been mistreated by ODAI staff, you may file a grievance with the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (AVC).