How do I request an accommodation for an assistance animal?
You'll need to make an intake appointment with Disability Support Services and complete the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form as soon as possible. During the intake appointment, the Disability Support Services team will address your needs, talk through CBC's policies and procedures and also provide you with everything you need to document verification of your need for the reasonable accommodation.
Documentation from a qualified professional needs to include:
1. Personal & Professional Identification
Your qualified professional needs to identify you as well as the history and ongoing working relationship between you and your physician and/or mental health provider.
2. Disability Identification
Your qualified professional needs to identify the disability with which the assistance animal will support you.
3. Testing Methods & Results
Your qualified professional needs to provide a written explanation of the testing methods and results used to make the disability diagnosis.
4. Limitations & Symptoms
Documentation should clearly state the limitations and symptoms related to your disability and focus specifically on the barriers to your education and/or housing environment.
5. Assistance Animal Role
Documentation needs to explain how your assistance animal will help reduce one or more of the limitations and symptoms of your disability as well as the need for the animal as a part of your current healthcare and/or treatment plan.
6. Credentials & Contact Information
Documentation needs to be submitted on the letterhead of your qualified professional and include the date and their signature. All reports must include the professional's credentials and the contact information of the individual providing the diagnosis.