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Center for Accommodation and Access

Systemic Disorders

Systemic disabilities are conditions affecting one or more of the body's systems, including the respiratory, immunological neurological, circulatory, or digestive systems. Systemic disabilities may change over time. Therefore, the need for - and type of - reasonable accommodations may require updated documentation.

Specific documentation requirements for systemic disorders include the following:

General documentation guidelines listed in Appendix D.

Documentation should reflect data collected within three years of the request for services unless the condition is of a permanent or non-varying nature. However, if additional accommodations are requested due to changes in functional limitations, updated documentation may be requested.

A diagnosis consistent with the most recent DSM/ICD, if appropriate.

Description of the history, current symptoms, and severity of the disorder.

Description of the expected progression or stability of the disorder.

Description of the current functional limitations impacting the student in the academic setting.