Colleges and universities are not required to pay for diagnostic services to determine whether an individual is eligible for ADA accommodations. Messiah College has a very limited capacity for assistance in this area. The Office of Disability Services (ODS) has negotiated with a local agency for reduced-cost evaluations. Students who think they may have an undiagnosed disability that is affecting their performance and success at Messiah are encouraged to discuss their situation with the Director of Disability Services.
Screening and interviews can be conducted on-campus to determine whether an outside referral is appropriate. The Director can refer the student for a more extensive evaluation if conditions support that action. No communication between ODS and other agencies is permitted without explicit approval from the student.