Psychological Disabilities

Documenting Psychological Disabilities

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:
Generally, staff will look for the following in documentation:

Other information that can be helpful include:

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:
Psychological Disabilities Verification Form (PDF, opens in new window)