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EIU Student Disability Services

Guidelines for Documentation

Physical Disabilities


A student seeking accommodations for a physical disability must provide signed documentation from a licensed health care provider. The documentation should include the following information:

  • Diagnosis and date of diagnosis
  • Cause
  • Impact or limitations
  • Medications
    • Side effects (if any) and the impact thereof on cognitive ability


To begin the registration process with our office:
  1. SUBMIT the following to SDS:
    1. Documentation (include ONE):

      1. An IEP or 504 plan that is less than 10 years old

      2. OR Physician's Statement to Determine Eligibility for a Functional or Physical Impairment   Word   PDF

    2. EIU/SDS Initial Intake Form:   Word   PDF

    3. EIU/SDS Release of Information Form:   Word   PDF

  2. Then SCHEDULE an appointment with our office
    1. Schedule a Zoom meeting
    2. To schedule a meeting in person at our office, contact us by email or phone (217) 581-6583


Documentation and forms can be submitted in any of the following ways:
Student Disability Services
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920


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Contact Information


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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