Disability Documentation Guidelines

ARC welcomes and encourages all students with disabilities at Chico State to register with us. In most cases, we will ask you for disability verification from a qualified professional. Documentation requests are meant to help us understand as much as we can about your disability in advance so that you can focus on being a student. Please note that disability documentation that may have been sufficient to establish eligibility for reasonable accommodations at other institutions, such as high schools or community colleges, may not automatically transfer and may need updating before establishing accommodation eligibility at Chico State. You may not need to submit disability documentation if your disability and accommodation requests can be verified by observation (e.g., wheelchair user, etc.).

Below are documentation guidelines for you and your qualified professional. Please use these guidelines when obtaining your disability documentation. Generally, the more specific your documentation, the faster we can process your accommodation request and set up a time to meet with you. In the event you are not able to obtain disability documentation that meets all elements stated within the guidelines, you should still submit as much as you have. These guidelines are consistent with the CSU Policy on Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities.

  • Acquired Brain Injury (pdf | docx)
  • AD/HD (pdf | docx)
  • Blind & Low Vision (pdf | docx)
  • Communication Disability (pdf | docx)
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing (pdf | docx)
  • Learning Disability Guidelines (pdf | docx)
  • Medical/Health Impairment (pdf | docx)
  • Mobility (pdf | docx)
  • Psychological Disability (pdf | docx)

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Documentation Verification

The Disability Verification Form (pdf | docx) can be used by a licensed professional to communicate the terms of your disability to the Accessibility Resource Center office. Once this form is filled out and signed, please return to the ARC office along with the accompanying documentation specific to your disability (as outlined in the General Disability Documentation Guidelines (pdf | docx) and the specific guidelines sheets provided above).