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Guidelines for Documentation of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

Students with the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder must provide the Office of Student Disability Services (OSDS) with documentation that meets general documentation guidelines established by this office. This information not only serves to validate the presence of a disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, it is useful in providing information which supports accommodation needs. All documentation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The OSDS recognizes that with the release of the DSM-V, that any previous diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specialized prior to May 2013 are now recognized as Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

Preferred documentation includes:

  • A specific, current diagnosis per the DSM-V developed by a qualified mental health professional or a team determined educational diagnosis; which indicates the nature, frequency, and severity of the symptoms for which the diagnosis was based upon,
  • Prescribed medications, dosages, and schedules which may influence the types of accommodations provided, and
  • A clinical summary which:
    • Indicates substantial limitations to major life activities posed by the disability,
    • Describes the extent to which these limitations would impact the student within the university setting,
    • Suggests how the specific effects of the disability may be accommodated, and
    • States how the effects of the disability are mediated by the recommended accommodations.
  • EIU/OSDS Initial Intake Form   .docx    .pdf
  • EIU/OSDS Exchange of Information Authorization Form   .docx   .pdf
  • EIU/OSDS Release of Information Form   .docx   .pdf

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SDS

Ninth Street Hall (the corner of Ninth and Roosevelt) Room 2022 Phone:
217-581-6583
Fax: 217-581-7208
studentdisability@eiu.edu

Hours:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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