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EIU Student Disability Services

Guidelines for Documentation

Autism and Asperger's Syndrome


Student Disability Services (SDS) recognizes that with the release of the DSM-V, that any previous diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder not otherwise specialized prior to May 2013 are now recognized as Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

To begin the registration process with our office, please submit the following to SDS:
  1. Preferred documentation includes:

    1. A specific, current diagnosis per the DSM-V developed by a qualified mental health professional or a team determined educational diagnosis; which indicates the nature, frequency, and severity of the symptoms for which the diagnosis was based upon,

    2. Prescribed medications, dosages, and schedules which may influence the types of accommodations provided, and

    3. A clinical summary which:

      1. Indicates substantial limitations to major life activities posed by the disability,

      2. Describes the extent to which these limitations would impact the student within the university setting,

      3. Suggests how the specific effects of the disability may be accommodated, and

      4. States how the effects of the disability are mediated by the recommended accommodations.

  2. EIU/SDS Initial Intake Form   Word   PDF

  3. EIU/SDS Release of Information Form   Word   PDF

Documentation and forms can be submitted by:
Fax: (217) 581-7208
Hand delivered: McAfee Gym, Room 1272
Student Disability Services
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920

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McAfee Gym, Room 1272
Fax: 217-581-7208


Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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