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Establish Eligibility

A disability, as defined by federal law, is a physical or mental impairment that "substantially limits" one or more major life activities such as walking, hearing, seeing, speaking or learning. A student must self-disclose and provide current documentation of the disability to Disability Services.

The purpose of documentation is to:

  1. Establish eligibility as an individual with a disability
  2. Establish a rationale for reasonable and appropriate accommodations

Note: Cedarville University does not provide diagnostic services to students who suspect they may have a disability. Upon request, Disability Services will provide names of professionals in the general area.