UC Davis is committed to ensuring equal access to educational opportunities for students with disabilities. An integral component in the implementation of that commitment is the coordination of academic accommodations and support services through the Student Disability Center.
To determine eligibility for services, the SDC requires current and complete documentation of a mental impairment from a qualified professional. The University reserves the right to request supplemental information to verify a student's current functional limitations. Current documentation is required to assess whether the impairment limits a major life activity and to establish the extent of the student's disability-related limitation.
Qualified diagnosing professionals are licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, neurologists, or in some instances, general practice physicians. The diagnosing professional must have expertise in the differential diagnosis of the documented mental disorders and follow established practices in the field.
The report must be signed by the qualified diagnosing professional.
Complete documentation consists of a comprehensive report provided to the SDC by a qualified diagnosing professional containing ALL of the following information:
Requests for accommodations are considered on an individual basis by taking into account institutional obligations to provide equal access to educational opportunities, documented current functional limitations, and the student's course requirements. It is the student's responsibility to submit all requests for disability-based accommodations to the SDC each academic quarter.
Joseph Spector, Ph.D.
SDC Psychologist & Disability Specialist
(530) 752-3184 voice
(530) 752-0161 fax
Student Disability Center
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616