The Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) engages in an interactive process with each student and reviews requests for accommodations on an individualized, case-by-case basis. Depending on the nature and functional limitations of a student’s documented condition, he or she may be eligible for accommodations. The CSD may also assist students who have a temporary injury or condition, which results in a functional limitation. Examples may include broken bones, injuries requiring surgery, acute illnesses and pregnancy. Assistance is determined on a class-by-class basis and is dependent upon the nature of each course and the method of instruction as it relates to the student’s functional limitations. Accommodations are extended to students with temporary conditions for the duration of their functional limitations associated with the condition.
Temporary accommodations may include, but are not limited to:
- Assistance with obtaining missed class notes due to absences from class;
- Notetaking assistance if the student is unable to write;
- Assistance with taking exams and/or quizzes if the student is unable to write;
- Referral to the Accessible Van Service to assist with on-campus transportation;
- Referral for personal assistants;
- Referral to campus and/or community resources.
Since temporary conditions can occur at any point during the semester, the timing can significantly impact the accommodation options available to the student. Timely and open communication with the CSD, faculty and other campus offices, as needed, about the nature and duration of the condition and requested assistance can often result in satisfactory solutions to the short-term issues caused by the injury or condition. Students with temporary injuries or conditions are encouraged to contact the CSD to determine accommodation options.
Location: Wilbur Cross Building, Room 204
Click here for an overview of accommodations and services provided by the CSD, including the procedures to request accommodations.