ADA Compliance for Students
TTUHSC complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and state and local requirements regarding students with disabilities. Under these laws, no otherwise qualified and competitive individual with a disability shall be denied access to or participation in services, programs and activities of TTUHSC solely on the basis of the disability.
Students with grievances related to discrimination on the basis of a disability may contact the ADA Compliance Officer for Students in the Office of Student Services. Any student seeking remedy on the basis of disability must register as a disabled student with the ADA Compliance Office for Students and must provide all required documentation of disability.
Documentation Criteria Physical, Sensory, or Health-Related Disabilities
Documentation in the form of an evaluation performed by a qualified professional (such as a licensed physician or audiologist) should be provided to the ADA Compliance Officer for Students. Documentation of physical, sensory, or health-related disabilities (including, but not limited to, orthopedic, hearing, visual, systematic, or chronic illnesses) should include:
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- A diagnosis of the specific disability (including prognosis if appropriate); and
- An indication of the severity and manner in which the disability limits the student's activity, particularly as it relates to University life; and
- Recommendations for reasonable academic accommodations to equalize the student's opportunities at a post-secondary level.
Disabled Student Services Application Instructions
TO OBTAIN SERVICES YOU MUST:
- Apply and be accepted for admission at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) through the regular admissions procedures.
- Complete and return an Application for Accommodations form to the Office of Student Services. The deadline for application for services is normally 30 days prior to the beginning of the initial semester of enrollment to allow time to provide adequate coordination of services.
- Submit sufficient evidence of a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activity as defined by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
A disabling condition may be either a temporary or permanent physical or mental impairment. The disability may include, but is not limited to, orthopedic, hearing, visual, learning, systemic, neurological or mental disorders. These conditions must be documented as substantially limiting a student's ability to perform one or more major life activity. Students must provide sufficient documentation in the form of an evaluation performed within the past three years by a qualified professional such as a licensed physician, psychologist or audiologist. It should include:
- A diagnosis of the specific disability (including prognosis, if temporary);
- An indication of the severity and manner in which the disability limits the student's activity, particularly as it relates to TTUHSC life; and
- Some recommendations for necessary accommodations to remove the barriers posed by the specific disability.
This information will be kept confidential and used solely for the purpose of assisting students in identifying and securing accommodations and services which will support their full participation at TTUHSC.
Documentation submitted will be reviewed by the medical and/or psychological consultant to the Office of Student Services as appropriate for determination of completeness and sufficiency to establish disability and for recommendations for appropriateness of accommodation based on disability.
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