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Documentation Guidelines

Accessible NU-Q staff and students work together via an interactive process to determine appropriate academic accommodations. The process works best when Accessible NU-Q staff has the opportunity to review documentation prior to an intake meeting.

The most beneficial documentation:

Documentation is not intended to put a student in the position of proving their disability and is weighed in conjunction with the student's self report. It is important to remember that a diagnosis alone does not automatically qualify an individual for accommodations and the condition must have a significant impact on the student's functioning to be considered for accommodations.

Documentation Guidelines by Type of Condition

Northwestern University in Qatar students present documentation related to a variety of disabilities and other conditions requiring accommodation:

Why is documentation beneficial?

Documentation is not intended to put a student in the position of proving their disability. The intent is to put Accessible NU-Q in the most knowledgeable position possible to advocate for a student if requested to do so by the student.

In order for decisions to be made regarding the appropriate accommodations for each student, documentation of the condition by a licensed professional unrelated to the student that includes resulting limitations and recommended accommodations is most helpful. The documentation provided by the professional will not become part of the student's educational records and will be kept in the student's confidential file at Accessible NU-Q.

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