Appropriate clinical documentation must substantiate the disability and present evidence to establish a rationale supporting the need for accommodations. School plans such as an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or a 504 plan is insufficient documentation in and of itself, however, it can be included as part of a more comprehensive evaluative report. Although it is the responsibility of the student to provide the necessary paperwork which demonstrates and/or documents their disability, the following links offer assistance to students with disabilities, parents, and physicians or licensed professionals in meeting the students’ responsibility to demonstrate and/or document the nature of the disability and educational limitation it imposes.
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (AD/HD)
- Sensory Impairments (Hearing, Vision)
- Physical/Other Health Disorders
- Psychiatric/Psychological Disorder
- Specific Learning Disability
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Information regarding a student’s disability provided to the Disabilities Services Office (DSO) is considered confidential and cannot be released to individuals or agencies outside the college without a student’s signed consent. Disability records are covered under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Under FERPA, information regarding a student’s disability can be legally subpoenaed. It can also be released to Florida Gateway College administration if there is a threat to self or others or if there is a legitimate educational need to know.
Disability documentation is maintained by the DSO in locked files and secure electronic storage, separate from the student’s other academic records.
All documentation/information is confidential and should be submitted by mail or fax to:
Disabilities Services Office
Florida Gateway College
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL 32025
FAX: (386) 754-4715