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Disability

How to Register

Registering with Disability Services

Registering with the Office of Disability Services and providing appropriate documentation is the only way to receive accommodations. Please call us at (615) 230-3472 if we can answer any questions about the registration process. Students are encouraged to register with our office as soon as possible so that accommodations are available at the start of each semester. There are three steps to register with the Disability Services Office.

  1. Complete the Office of Disability Services Registration Form (referred to as an intake form). On this form you will identify your disability and the accommodations you are requesting. Complete the form by one of the following methods:
  2. Provide documentation of your disability. We will request your records as a courtesy; it is ultimately your responsibility to follow up and ensure we have the appropriate documentation. Requesting documentation can be done one of the following ways:
    • Click here to Download Release Form. Print and sign form, then fax or mail it to Disability Services. We will then contact your health care provider to request your records.
    • Come to our office located on the bottom floor of the Wood CampusCenter (Map) and fill out a Release of Information form in person. We will then contact your health care provider to request your records.
  3. Once we have received current and complete documentation we will schedule an appointment. You will meet with the Director or Coordinator to discuss your needs and review your approved accommodations.

Appropriate Documentation

  1. A qualified professional must conduct the evaluation: The name, title, and professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification (e.g., licensed psychologist) as well as the area of specialization, employment, and state in which the individual practices must be clearly stated in the documentation.
  2. Testing must be current:
    • Learning disability diagnosis
      • high school students should have testing conducted within the past three years
      • adult testing must be conducted within the past five years.
    • Psychological disability diagnosis
      • evaluation must be within one year.
    • ADHD and Other disabilities
      • evaluation must have been conducted within the past three years.
    (These guidelines do not apply to physical or sensory disabilities of a permanent or unchanging nature.)
  3. Functional Limitations: resulting from the disability or disabilities must be detailed as well as a clearly stated diagnosis.
  4. Documentation must be comprehensive: include complete educational, developmental, and medical history relevant to the disability for which accommodations are being requested. Include a list of all test instruments used in the evaluation report and relevant subtest scores used to document the stated disability.