Obtain a copy of your most recent evaluations (psycho-educational evaluation or medical report). School districts will keep records on file for 7 years. An IEP and/or 504 are not sufficient documentation of a disability. Current documentation should preferably be conducted using adult testing instruments (WAIS). A qualified professional (e.g. licensed psychologist, medical doctor) must conduct the evaluation and provide documentation of a disability. Documentation must be appropriate and recent, generally within three years of the current date, and should include:
- Qualifications of the evaluator
- Dates of testing
- Comprehensive assessment
- Specific diagnosis
- Clinical evidence of a disability
- Rationale for recommended accommodations
For more information regarding appropriate documentation, see the Guide for Students with Disabilities (PDF).
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This handbook explains how students with disabilities can request academic adjustments and access support services at Tunxis Community College. It serves as a guide to help students understand the guidelines as well as the steps for obtaining reasonable academic adjustments and access to learning in a post-secondary setting.