Documentation is kept in confidence by Disability Services (DS) and the Ability Center for Exceptional Students (ACES).
DS has the responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the student's documentation and may not release any part of the documentation without the student's informed and written consent.
DS staff adheres to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
A client's trust through confidentiality is taken very seriously by the staff. Generally, confidential information may be disclosed only upon consent of the client, if the client is 18 years or over. At DS this philosophy is applied to all clients.
Parents or guardians of minors hold privilege, and are entitled to information communicated by their children. If the client is a minor, parents or legal guardians can provide consent for disclosure of minor client's records or communication.
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