Americans with disabilities Act

PES School of Nursing Education Policy and Forms

PES School of Nursing Education is committed to providing equal educational opportunities and full participation for students with disabilities. Consistent with its responsibilities to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, PES School of Nursing Education provides reasonable accommodations to promote equal educational opportunity. Documentation from a licensed evaluator is required to substantiate the presence of a disability, defined by the ADA as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities,” and to establish the need for reasonable accommodations at PES School of Nursing Education for Medical Accommodations Documentation must be dated and signed with the appropriate credentials by the providing professional. Only PES approved forms will be accepted for any ADA Accommodations, and these can be downloaded below. 

Information from a licensed provider must include: 

• A diagnostic statement identifying the disability from a licensed/certified professional: The diagnosis should include a description of diagnostic methods, including the DSM-5 diagnosis if applicable, and criteria utilized along with the date of evaluation. The licensed professional providing the diagnosis cannot be a family member.
• Current functional impact of the condition: Describe the current relevant functional impact of the disability in an educational setting.
• The expected progression of the disability over time: Provide a description of the expected change in the functional impact of the condition over time. If the condition is variable, describe the known factors that may exacerbate the condition.
• Treatment: List treatments, medications, accommodations/auxiliary aids and/or services currently in use and their estimated effectiveness in addressing the impact of the condition. Include any significant side effects that may affect physical, perceptual, behavioral or cognitive performance.
• Supporting documents: You are encouraged to submit any past documentation or materials that establish a history of receiving appropriate accommodation in a previous academic setting when available. Secondary school accommodation plan such as IEPs or 504 Plans are helpful, but often do not provide sufficient information to establish eligibility for the requested accommodations at the university level when submitted without a corresponding evaluation

Completed forms must be submitted to PES School of Nursing Education PRIOR to the first day of class. (We will need time to make necessary arrangements for our students and ensure that all guidelines and requests are able to be met.) Failure to submit the required information may result in the inability of staff to provide necessary accommodation. ONLY PES forms are accepted for ADA Accommodations. All others will be refused and denied. Please reach out to the Program Director for a copy of the PES School of Nursing Education approved forms.