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Disability Documentation

Who is Considered a Qualified Student with a Disability?

In order to qualify for accommodations at Texas State, a student must provide documentation of disability to the Office of Disability Services (ODS) prior to, or at the time services are requested.  Services are provided for students from a variety of disability backgrounds including, but not limited to the following:

Acquired Brain Injury

Attention Deficit Disorder

Developmental Disability

General Disability

  • Blindness and visual impairment, Cerebral palsy, Chronic or intermittent conditions including cancer and heart condition, Epilepsy and seizure disorder, HIV/AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, physical or mobility impairment.
  • Deaf and hard of hearing

Psychological Disability

Specific Learning Disability

What if I suspect I have a Disability?

ODS does not screen students for indicators of a learning or other disability.  It is the student's responsibility to get diagnosed or documentation for a disability from a certified professional (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist or physician) in order for ODS to establish the student's need for appropriate accommodations. We have included a list of certified professionals between the San Antonio and Austin area. The Office of Disability Services does not endorse any of the certified professionals on this list. 

What if I have a Temporary Disability?

The ODS and university offers services for a student with a temporary disability.  Examples of temporary disabilities address by these guidelines include broken arms, broken legs, hand injuries, torn ligaments, etc.