To establish an accommodation plan, you will need to provide documentation of your disability from a qualified professional.

People such as a physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, etc. are examples of qualified professionals. In some cases an IEP or 504 Plan may be all that you need to document your disability.

The documentation must include:

  • a specific diagnosis
  • the date of diagnosis or how long the evaluator has been treating you for the condition
  • a description of its current impact
  • a description of the expected progression or stability of the condition
  • it should be on letterhead, signed and dated

If you prefer, you may use Disability Verification Form (PDF) to document your disability.

Note: Some conditions may need more extensive documentation than others. Are you planning on taking a high stakes exam, such as the GRE, LSAT or any professional licensure exams?   If so, you should familiarize yourself with their documentation requirements now to insure a seamless process throughout your academic career.

If you are seeking accommodation for COVID-19 please review the guidelines below:

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, are required to self-isolate because you may have come in contact with someone who has COVID-19, or are at high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19, you should seek academic accommodations.

Those at high-risk of severe illness from COVID-19 are people: aged 65 years and older, or living in a nursing home or long-term care facility, or with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma, or who have serious heart conditions, or who are immunocompromised, or with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] ≥40), or with diabetes, or with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis or people with liver disease. It is especially important to seek accommodations if any of these conditions are not well controlled.

Student Disability Services requires medical documentation of the condition and recommendations for accommodations from a qualified medical professional. Once you have the documentation please contact Scott Laurent at (816) 235-5696 or by email at laurentr@umkc.edu. We will then schedule a Zoom meeting to complete the accommodation plan.

 

Questions about documentation? Contact Scott Laurent at (816) 235-5696 or laurentr@umkc.edu.