Autism Spectrum/Asperger Syndrome

Students requesting accommodation on the basis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) must provide current documentation from a qualified professional.

The preferred form of documentation is in the form of a comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation accompanied by a clinical statement reviewing history and current symptoms. Comprehensive diagnostic evaluations should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Thorough medical, family, and developmental history
  • Comprehensive psychological or neuropsychological evaluation using adult scaled measures, including a detailed discussion of the individual’s current cognitive functioning as it impacts the educational environment
  • Information on previous accommodations used by the individual
  • Integrated narrative summary, including impact of symptoms on learning and/or communicating, ability to function in a residential college community and executive functioning deficits as relevant to postsecondary education, suggestions for accommodations
  • Prescribed medications, dosages and schedules which may influence the learning environment, including any possible side effects
  • Supplemental documentation may include evaluations by allied health professionals such as speech/language assessments, occupational therapy records, statements from therapist or other treating professionals