Attention Deficit Disorders

Documenting Attention Deficit Disorders

We encourage students who think they may qualify for disability services to make an appointment with ACCESS, the Office of Disability Services, by calling 802-656-7753 or by emailing access@uvm.edu . It is helpful if students send their documentation to ACCESS prior to their appointment.

An interview with an ACCESS staff member is an important part of the process for determining if a student has a disability and what accommodations are needed.  ACCESS staff members use both documentation and the student interview to make a final determination regarding your eligibility for accommodations.
Generally, staff will look for the following in documentation:

Other information that can be helpful includes:

ACCESS makes the determination of reasonable and appropriate accommodations even though reports may include recommendations for accommodations.

ACCESS has created a form that may be helpful in providing the above information:
Attention Deficit Disorder Disability Verification Form (PDF, opens in new window)