CDS Documentation Guidelines and Intake Procedures

Documentation Guidelines and Intake Procedures:

At the Center for Disability Services, we need to collect some information from you about your disability prior to offering accommodations. Documentation of your disability establishes your eligibility for services and helps determine reasonable accommodations. If you do not have information about your disability that fits what are looking for, we can meet with you to discuss your situation and assist you. Please contact us to discuss your individual situation.

  • CDS needs some form of outside documentation from a doctor, counselor, therapist, or an Individualized Education Plan (with evaluation) or 504 plan (with evaluation) from your high school that states your disability. Documentation should have the following:
    • A diagnosis of your disability or health condition
    • A description of the impact of your disability or health condition, with specific focus on what you may need in an educational or housing environment.
    • If the disability or health condition is temporary, the expected duration.

If you do not have access to this information, please contact CDS for assistance, we can help!

  • CDS will engage in an interactive process with you to determine what accommodations will be most appropriate for you and your disability or health condition. This will begin with asking you what your disability/ disabilities are and how they affect you in school and other areas of your life.
  • During your intake, we will review your documentation and ask you about how your disability/ health condition (s) affect you in the classroom, taking tests, and may ask how they affect you outside of school. You are welcome to bring a support person with you to this appointment, though we primarily want to engage with the student who will be receiving accommodations.
  • Please bring a copy of your schedule to your intake appointment, if you are already registered for classes. Please bring your student ID #.

* Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, scented lotions and essential oils when visiting the Center for Disability Services. This is for the health and safety of students and staff with asthma, allergies and chemical injury.*

Contact CDS at: phone 425.388-9272, email, or Parks Student Union #267