Documentation must originate from an appropriate practitioner (person who has completed a course of study that is specific to his or her diagnostic expertise or who is state-licensed or certified when licensing or certification processes existed for that field).
Documentation must be dated, printed or writen on letterhead, and signed.
Documentation must be complete; DRS will not accept documentation with missing pages.
Ideally, disability documentation:
- Verifies the existence of the disability;
- Discusses the functional limitation;
- Describes the effect of the disability has on the individual’s ability to access the educational process.
Documentation typically needs to be updated every five years. Our office is not able to update documentation or diagnoses, but we are able to provide referrals to practitioners in the Bellingham area.