Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  • A specific, current psychiatric diagnosis as per the DSM-5 which indicates the nature, frequency, and severity of the symptoms upon which the diagnosis was predicted. A diagnosis without an explicit listing of current symptoms is not sufficient.
  • A listing of prescribed medications, including dosages and schedules, which may influence the types of accommodations being requested.
  • Submission of a current neuropsychological or psycho-educational assessment is recommended. Instruments for this diagnostic evaluation should include a comprehensive battery and be normed on adult measures, with all subtests and standard scores reported.
  • Indication of how the disability substantially limits major life activities and how these limitations would impact the individual’s ability to function in a college environment.
  • Specific recommendations for how the effects of the disorder may be accommodated along with the rationale for each accommodation.
  • The report must be on letterhead, typed, dated, and signed, including the name, title, and professional credentials of the appropriate mental health provider.
  • Documentation is valid for three (3) years from the date on the report and should be updated accordingly in order to continue receiving services from the OAS.

Examples of Preferred Measures:
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th ed. (WAIS-IV)
The Woodcock-Johnson III NU: Tests of Cognitive Ability
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: 5th edition (SB5)
Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Tests
The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – 3rd ed. (WIAT-III)
The Scholastic Abilities Test for Adults (SATA)
The Stanford Test of Academic Skills (TASK)