Appropriate and reasonable accommodations are individualized according to the diagnosed disability based on the presenting documentation.
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) may or may not be sufficient evidence of a disability.  A student who qualifies for an IEP in high school may not automatically qualify for services in a post secondary setting.  Eligibility for accommodations is based on a case by case basis. 

Students with Disabilities

Appropriate accommodations allow students equal access to participate in and benefit from the Art Academy environment.  The Art Academy of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity institution and will comply with all laws and regulations that mandate equality of opportunity.  The Art Academy is not required to:

Documentation Guidelines

Documentation provided by the student with a disability seeking special accommodations must:

Documentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

To document an attention deficit or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a student must submit a current report (no more than three years old0 based on the results of a comprehensive psycho-educational evaluation by a psychiatrist or licensed psychologist experienced in the area of ADD/ADHD.  The report must include the following information:

Documentation of a Learning Disability

To document a learning disability, a student must submit a current report (no more than three years old) from a comprehensive psycho-educational or neuropsychological evaluation performed by a licensed psychologist experienced in evaluating LD in young adults.  The report must include the following information:  a clear statement diagnosing LD; data and analysis substantiating the diagnosis include test scores and percentiles; identification of current deficits that significantly limit academic performance; and recommendations for reasonable accommodations.  At a minimum, the following components must be included:

Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III)
Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery III (WJ3)
The Standard Binet Intelligence Scale, 4th edition
Kaufman Adolescent and Adult Intelligence Scale

Weschler Individual Achievement test
WJ3, Tests of Achievement
Stanford test of Academic Skills
Scholastic Abilities Test for Adults

WJ3, Tests of Cognitive Ability and Tests of Achievement
Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude (DTLA-4 or DTLA-Adult)
Nelson-Denny Reading Test

Documentation of a Physical Disability or Chronic Medical Condition

A student with a physical disability or chronic medical condition may be required to provide documentation to support a request for a special accommodation.  The documentation must be a written report from a licensed professional.  At a minimum, the information provided must include:

Documentation of a Psychiatric Disability

Students with a psychiatric condition who are requesting special accommodations are required to provide documentation of their disability from a licensed professional.  The necessary criteria include: