Center for Disability Services
ADD/ADHD

To be eligible for services, qualified students with attention deficit or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(s) who meet the technical and academic standards of Auburn University Montgomery (AUM) must submit to the Center for Disability Services (CDS) current documentation by a qualified provider which describes the disability. 
 
Appropriate documentation consists of a comprehensive evaluation from a physician, psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, neurologist, or neurophysiologist, which includes the information listed below. A high school IEP and/or letter from a physician or other professional will not be sufficient to document ADD or ADHD. Medication cannot be used to imply a diagnosis.

  1. Clear statement of presenting problem; diagnostic interview. 

  2. Evidence of early and current impairment in at least two different environments (comprehensive history). Current difficulties must include evidence of clinically significant impairment in current social, academic (specifically how this individual is functionally limited in the classroom), or occupational functioning. 

  3. Alternative explanations and diagnoses are ruled out. 

  4. Relevant test data with subtest and standard scores must be provided to support conclusions, and should at least include most recent versions of a comprehensive intelligence battery and a comprehensive achievement battery. Acceptable instruments include:

    a. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - III or Woodcock-Johnson III Cognative GIA (not an abbreviated test or WISC-R).
    b. Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Achievement including: Broad Written Language (writing fluency, spelling dictations, and proofing); Broad Reading (reading fluency, decoding, and passage comprehension); Broad Math (math fluency, calculation, and reasoning);
    c. Woodcock - Johnson III Test of Cognitive Abilities to substantiate any processing and/or memory problems.

  5. Behavioral Assessment Instruments for ADHD normed on adults; these should include at least two rating scales (with scores and summary data) completed by individuals other than parents (preferably teachers).

  6. Clearly stated diagnosis of ADHD based on DSM-5 criteria (including DSM-5 code).

  7. Defined levels of functioning, limitations, and recommendations supported by evaluation data.

  8. Current report dated & signed by the evaluator; current is defined as:

    a. within 2 years of eligibility date for CDS services for freshmen;
    b. within 4 years of eligibility date for CDS services for transfer;
    c. within 6 years of eligibility date for CDS services for graduate
    students.

A High School IEP, 504 Plan, and/or a letter from a physician or other professional will not be sufficient to document ADD or ADHD. Medication cannot be used to imply diagnosis. 
 
As defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Qualified students with disabilities who meet the technical and academic standards at Auburn University at Montgomery are entitled to reasonable accommodations.