Documentation Guidelines

To request support services, you need to submit documentation to verify eligibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504.

The following guidelines ensure that document submission is complete and appropriate. Contact the Office of ADA Support Services for further details.

  • Documentation must be submitted on official business letterhead of the evaluator(s), and provide the dates of testing and names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of the evaluator(s).
  • The evaluation(s) must be administered by a qualified professional credentialed within the disability specialty such as a psychologist, neuropsychologist, learning disability specialist, etc.
  • Documentation must include a clear statement that identifies the nature of the disability(ies).
  • Documentation must stipulate the area(s) of educational impact and the severity of the condition on a major life skill(s).
  • Observations or recommendations that assist with determining the service(s) needed (recent high school graduates may include IEP, 504, and/or other relevant information.) should accompany the documentation. Call 410-386-8329 or 410-386-8327 for more information.


The following links are guidelines for optimal evaluation information:

Evaluation(s) must be completed within the past five (5) years for recent high school graduates. Documentation is reviewed on a case by case basis for students who have been out of school for a number of years. These students may be required to submit documentation that is more recent.

Once the documentation has been submitted, you need to call the Office of ADA Support Services at 410-386-8329 or 410-386-8327 to schedule an initial interview.

The aforementioned guidelines are provided so that the Office of ADA Support Services may respond in a timely fashion to the service request(s). The guidelines are adapted from the Educational Testing Service, Office of Disability Policy.

All documentation is considered confidential and the Office of ADA Support Services reserves the right to determine eligibility for services. Submit documentation and/or inquiries to:

Joe Tatela
Director, Disability Support Services
Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road, Room A 101D
Westminster, MD 21157
Voice: 410-386-8327; MD Relay: 1-800-735-2258
Fax: 410-386-8428; E-mail:

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