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University of Mississippi Medical Center students may request academic accommodations for specific diagnosed conditions in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The student must request that his or her health care provider/evaluator submit documentation of the disability to the director of UMMC Office of Student/Employee Health to verify eligibility under the above acts.
The disorder must have been diagnosed by a person who is not a family member of the individual. The diagnosis must be established by a medical doctor, psychiatrist, licensed doctoral-level clinical allied health professional, doctoral-level education psychologist or a combination of such professionals with expertise in the diagnosis of learning disabilities. The evaluation must be comprehensive and current (reviewed within the past three years) and include specific requests for accommodations. The documentation should support the student's request for reasonable accommodations, academic adjustments and/or auxiliary aids on the basis of a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including learning.
In order to assure that all of the documentation requirements are met, a Request for Academic Accommodations form must be provided to the student's health care provider/evaluator for completion and submission to the Office of Student/Employee Health. Any prior accommodations granted by other educational institutions also should be submitted. These documents will be maintained in the confidential medical record of the student, and with appropriate written consent by the student, will be shared with individual faculty and staff only in the case of a clear, educational need to know basis.
Conditions that develop during the course of enrollment will be evaluated on an individual basis.
Students who have not previously undergone testing/evaluation, but who suspect they may have a condition that would qualify them for accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, may contact the director of Student/Employee Health for arrangements for referral. In those cases, temporary accommodations may be granted pending full evaluation and recommendations.
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