The purpose of documentation is to qualify students for reasonable and appropriate accommodations through the Disability Resources and Services office. Documentation needs to come from a qualified and licensed medical professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, or medical doctor and printed on official letterhead. Written correspondence or documentation on handwritten prescription pads is not sufficient.
Documentation is submitted to Disability Resources and Services directly; it is confidential and will be used for the sole purpose of supporting the requested accommodations. All situations shall be considered on an individual, case-by-case basis.
Reasonable accommodation is required for students with known disabilities. MCC DRS will make every attempt to provide "preferred" accommodations. However, "the most effective and reasonable" accommodation may be determined to meet sufficient accessibility needs.
A requirement for documentation prescribed in this regulation may be considered at the discretion of each college's disability services office or designated professional if, in the professional opinion of the responsible college's disability services office or designated professional, such consideration is in the best interest of the student and will neither undermine the integrity of any college offering nor violate any mandate under state or federal law.
See links below for specific required documentation based on diagnosis.
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