Disability Documentation Options


Disability Services at Joliet Junior College is committed to empowering students with disabilities to enable equal access to an education at JJC. Disability Services engages in an interactive process with each student on an individual, case-by-case basis to determine reasonable accommodations. The documentation provided must demonstrate a disability as it relates to Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.


Option 1

The following forms can be printed and completed by a healthcare professional to support the disability. This will be used to determine eligibility for appropriate accommodation.

Option 2

Disability documentation can be completed by a qualified treating or diagnosing healthcare professional (psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, licensed certified social worker, medical doctor, optometrists, etc.) who is not a family member of the student.

Documentation can be completed on the healthcare professional's official letterhead and signed by the credentialed professional or the forms in Option 1 can be completed by a qualifying professional. Information should contain:

  • A diagnostic statement identifying the disability with the date of diagnosis.
  • The impact of the disability.
  • An assessment of major life activities that are affected by the impairment (memory, concentration, social interactions, learning, thinking, walking standing, sitting, etc.).
  • Include test scores/diagnostics when applicable.
  • Must include name and title of professional, license number, address, phone and signature of professional.

Option 3

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is only accepted for students with Learning Disabilities, Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities or students diagnosed on the Autism/Asperger's Spectrum. However, the last IEP (Transition) is not accepted. Disability Services requests the three year re-evaluation and/or psychological report with eligibility. This is usually done during the student's sophomore or junior year of high school. The students must request these documents from their high school. These records do not automatically transfer with the students' transcripts.

Option 4

Deaf/hard of hearing students must provide diagnostic results from a full hearing test performed by a qualified professional. Documentation must also address the following:

  • Relevant medical history, including date of hearing loss.
  • Specific diagnosis and recent audiogram.
  • Description of functional limitation (with and without any hearing aids or other assistive devices or treatments).
  • Additional information that can be helpful would be an IEP or 504 Plan (this information alone will not be sufficient to support the diagnosis).

Option 5

Students who are diagnosed as blind/low vision must provide a copy of the complete ocular examination from an optometrist or ophthalmologist that includes:

  • Diagnosis and original diagnosis date.
  • Etiology/cause
  • Impact or limitation (including acuity scores).
  • Visual acuity with and without correction.
  • Status of corrective lenses (glasses and/or contact lenses and any other devices).
  • Additional information that can be helpful would be an IEP or 504 Plan (this information alone will not be sufficient to support the diagnosis).
  • Can use the Blind-Low Vision Documentation Form.pdf to obtain the above information.
     

Submitting Documentation

Documentation can be mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped off. Additionally, documentation may be attached to request to review  disability documentation at the link below.

Mail:
Joliet Junior College
Disability Services (A-1125 at Campus Center)
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431-8938

Fax: 815-280-2820
Email: disabilityservices@jjc.edu
Drop off at Main Campus Room; A-1125