Prospective DRS Students

Documentation Guidelines (DRS)

Documentation Overview

The Disability Resources for Students (DRS) office requires students to provide documentation from a qualified professional that describes the disability and its impact on the student’s academic experiences as part of the process to establish services at the UWB. This documentation serves two purposes:

  • to establish that the student is eligible for protection against discrimination due to a disability.
  • to augment information from the student regarding the nature and impact of the disability for understanding how university courses, systems, and facilities may present access barriers, thus establishing support for reasonable accommodation (auxiliary aids and services).

Documentation needs to include:

  • A diagnosis of your disability/health condition.
  • Description of the current impact/limitations from the disability/health condition with specific focus on what you would need as a student in the educational and/or housing environment.
  • Whether the disability/health condition is permanent or temporary. If temporary, information on the needed duration of accommodations and timeline for renewing evaluation of the disability/health condition may be necessary.

Documentation can be, but not limited to*:

*When meeting with students during the Access Planning Meeting, DRS Counselors will inform students if more documentation information is needed based on the nature of the accommodation request.

DRS Documentation Guidelines

To help you determine what documentation DRS is looking for, separate documentation guidelines have been created to better identify the kind of information our office needs to effectively help students.

Type Policy Examples (not limited to)
Learning Documentation Guidelines for a Learning Disability Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Dysphasia/Aphasia, Dyspraxia (Sensory Integration Disorder), Visual Processing Disorder.
Psychological / ADHD Documentation Guidelines for a Psychological / ADHD Disability ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Bipolar disorder, Communication disorders, Depression, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Social anxiety disorder.
Health Conditions Documentation Guidelines for Health Conditions AIDS/HIV, Back Conditions, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Fatigue, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease.
Traumatic Brain Injuries Documentation Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injuries Head injury/trauma to brain from external or internal forces.


    Contact Information

   Rosa Lundborg, M.Ed.

Program Manager

Alternative Testing

Phone: 425-352-5426

Phone: 425-352-5307
TDD: 425-352-5303
FAX: 425-352-5114

Location: Student Success Center, UW-1, Rm. 170

DRS Healthcase Provider Form 2015 - Revision - Fillable

Documentation for a Learning Disability

Documentation for a Psychological /ADHD Disability

Documentation for Health Conditions

Documentation for a Traumatic Brain Injury