DOCUMENTATION GUIDELINES

It is Vernon College’s policy to request documentation for all students requesting accommodations under the ADA or Section 504. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 state that qualified students with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodations. Under these laws, a disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment which substantially limits a major life activity when compared to most people in the general population. It is the student’s responsibility to provide appropriate documentation to the Office for Students with Disabilites (OSD) and to request accommodations; the OSD at Vernon College does not provide disability documentation for students. Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities Coordinator as early as possible. Early notice is required to prepare for and provide special accommodations by the first week of class. It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation that qualifies the student as an individual with a disability, as defined by law, and supports the requested accommodation. Under no circumstances will documentation written on a prescription pad be accepted; all documentation must be on letterhead with a legible signature of the doctor and a legible, appropriate date. The OSD  at Vernon College does not provide disability documentation for students. Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. Students with special needs are encouraged to contact the Office for Students with Disabilities Coordinator as early as possible. Early notice is required to prepare for and provide special accommodations by the first week of class. It is the responsibility of the student to provide documentation that qualifies the student as an individual with a disability, as defined by law, and supports the requested accommodation. If you need special services or instructional accommodations, be sure to click on the appropriate guidelines listed by disability in this section and complete the request procedure. It is a good idea to print the appropriate guidelines so the doctor(s) submitting the documentation know(s) what is needed.

NOTE: Medical documentation alone can only establish that the student has an impairment. Everyone with an impairment is not considered disabled under the law.

Documentation may be faxed to:                      
Deana Lehman, Office for Students with Disabilities Coordinator
Fax: 940.552.6387

Documentation may be mailed to:                    
Deana Lehman, Office for Students with Disabilities Coordinator
4400 College Drive
Vernon, TX 76384

Documentation may be scanned and emailed to:
Deana Lehman, Office for Students with Disabilities Coordinator
dlehman@vernoncollege.edu  

Be SURE a contact number is included, whether faxed, mailed, or emailed. 

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