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Documentation Guidelines for Psychiatric/Psychological Disabilities
Includes but is not limited to: Depressive Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, and Disassociative Disorders
Download the Psychiatric/Psychological Disabilities Guidelines (pdf).
A diagnosis by a licensed mental health professional including licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), licensed professional counselors (LPC), psychologists, psychiatrists, or neurologists is required and must include the license number. The diagnostician must be an impartial individual who is not a family member of the student.
The following documentation requirements will assist the service provider in collaborating with each student to determine appropriate accommodations. Documentation serves as the foundation that supports a student's request for appropriate accommodations. Recommended documentation includes all of the following:
Further assessment by an appropriate professional may be required if co-existing learning disabilities or other disabling conditions are indicated. The student and the Disability Services Coordinator at Colorado Mountain College will collaborate regarding accommodations, with the final decision made by the Disability Services Coordinator.
Please Note: Not all conditions listed in DSM-IV are disabilities or even impairments for the purposes of Section 504/ADA. Therefore, a diagnosis does not in and of itself meet the definition of a disability necessitating reasonable accommodations under these laws. In order to assist this office in determining a disabling condition under Section 504/ADA and institutional policies, please address the above-listed.