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Temporary Disabilities

Academic adjustments may be recommended for students with temporary injuries (e.g., broken bones, recovery from surgery). These students are not eligible for formal accommodations, but may benefit from services SSD can coordinate, such as extra time for examinations, use of a scribe and notetaking assistance. Students with temporary injuries seeking academic assistance should provide supportive documentation (including information on current limitations, prognosis, and expected course or length of time academic adjustments may be needed) to SSD and meet with a Disabilities SErvices Coordinator during Walk In (9am-4pm) discuss their needs. It is important to note that individual faculty members have discretion as to whether allowances will be made for missed classes and/or fulfilling course requirements (e.g., examinations, presentations, participation) due to temporary injury or illness.

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