Attention disabilities

Although the more generic term Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is frequently used, the official nomenclature used in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-V) or successive editions, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), is used here.

Ask your health care providers to submit the following information to the Access Center. As an alternative, you may provide them with the Provider Verification Form (PDF). Documentation should show current impact of the disability.

Documentation should include:

  • A DSM-V or ICD diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Assessments should be performed at the adult level; however, child level testing performed within two years of submission will also be considered.
  • A summary of assessment procedures and evaluation instruments used to make the diagnosis, including evaluation results and standardized scores, if applicable.
  • A description of the current impact/limitations of the disability, with specific focus on barriers to the educational environment.
  • Information on any medications being used and their side effects.

Documentation should be from a qualified healthcare provider.

Documentation requirements