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Eligibility for Services

Individuals who are seeking support services from Eastern Connecticut State University are required to submit documentation to verify eligibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008. Under the ADA and Section 504, individuals with disabilities are guaranteed certain protections and rights to equal access to programs and services. Eligibility for accommodations is determined on a case-by-case basis upon review of the documentation, followed by an intake appointment. Please note that services and accommodations are not retroactive.

The documentation must include a copy of the most recent evaluation, including testing results (if appropriate) and a written summary. Also, the documentation must provide an assessment of the current impact of the disability on major life activities and include recommendations for appropriate accommodations. A Summary of Performance (SOP), Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and 504 Plan are useful, but are not sufficient documentation.

Documentation guidelines vary based on the type of disability. Please review the Documentation Guidelines for guidelines on each specific disability. Eastern Connecticut State University has the discretion to require additional documentation.