Temporary Assistance

Disability Services recognizes that individuals with temporarily disabling conditions that are a result of injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions may need access to services and resources similar to individuals with permanent disabilities. Examples of temporary disabilities may include, but are not limited to: broken limbs, hand injuries, or short term impairments following surgery or medical treatments.

Documentation Guidelines

To receive accommodations for a temporary disability, the student fill out the online Student Accommodation Request form and submit documentation to Disability Services indicating the type of disability, severity, limitations, prognosis, and estimated duration of the disabling condition. It is also helpful to know any adverse side effects caused by medication and recommendations for accommodations. The documentation should be recent enough to identify current limitations. Additional documentation may be requested to verify the need for continued services after the estimated duration of the condition has expired.

The student should call and set-up an appointment with the first available Disability Coordinator to review the available documentation of the temporary disability and discuss possible accommodation needs. The Disability Coordinator will advise the student if any additional documentation will be required prior to setting up accommodations, as well as share information on potential resources.

Potential Accommodations for Temporary Disabilities

Academic accommodations are approved on a case by case basis.

Students with temporary disabilities may want to meet with a Disability Coordinator to discuss:

  • Stingerette Services
  • Potential classroom and testing accommodations
  • Potential housing accommodations
  • Information on accessible routes and elevator access on campus
  • How to hire a personal attendant to assist with personal care

Disability Services does not provide personal assistance to students with temporary disabilities such as personal care attendants or the transport of books or other personal items. Wheelchairs, scooters and other mobility devices are considered personal devices and are not provided for loan by Disability Services.