Documentation Guidelines

UCLA Campus

All students with permanent or temporary disabilities seeking to register with the CAE must provide documentation of their disability from a qualified professional.* Disability documentation is the basis for accommodation decisions and recommendations for services. The determination of services is a deliberative process that includes the student and is based on the student’s functional limitations identified in the documentation whether the disability is permanent or temporary. Students should make every effort to provide documentation when they come in to register with the CAE.

To learn more about the CAE’s documentation requirements and forms that must be completed before meeting with a CAE Disability Specialist, please review the following:

Learning Disabilities:


Psychological Disabilities:

For ADHD and Psychological Disabilities, a medical provider can complete Form 4 on the Service Forms page.

For Acquired Brain Injury, Physical Disabilities, Health-Related Disabilities, Visual Impairments, and Hearing Impairments, please complete Medical, Mobility, and Physical Disabilities Verification of Disability Form

If there has been a change in the disability over time, especially since the initial diagnosis, the CAE will request documentation that reflects the current functional limitations. This is necessary to determine the most appropriate accommodations.

* CAE does not accept documentation from a professional who is a parent or relative of the student.