Temporary Health Needs FAQ

Temporary Health Needs FAQ

Students and staff members may need temporary accommodations due to a health or mental health need. Staff in ADR are available to assist. The following are frequently asked questions about accommodations provided.

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What might be considered a temporary health or mental health need?

Some examples of occurrences that have come before ADR (but are not an exhaustive list) are fractures and broken bones, especially those that interfere with walking or writing; concussions; medication changes; pre and post-surgery symptoms; or a major life stressor that might require counseling.

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What types of accommodations or resources might be available?

Students might have access to our Access Van transportation service to get to class and/or the Rides List operated by Campus Police. Students and staff may need disability parking access, advising on assistive technology such as voice dictation, or access to a manual wheelchair—one of which is housed at Campus Police and the other at the Admissions Office. Students may also need extended time on exams, rescheduling of exams, extensions on assignments and more depending on the specific need. Students may also need temporary accessible housing or equipment within a residence hall for a temporary period of time.

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Does everyone who has a temporary health or mental health need/receive these accommodations?

No. Each accommodation and resource is determined by an individualized assessment of need. Some relevant resources are even widely available to the general student body already. In that instance, ADR will ensure that the student is advised about the resource and how to best utilize it.

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Do I need documentation for my temporary health or mental health need?

Yes. We do ask for documentation and can help you identify the best source.

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How do I make a request?

Students may go to our online request system, AIM, to fill out a small questionnaire and upload any documentation (If you need to upload your documentation at a later point in time, you may do so). An ADR staff person will follow up, inviting you meet to go over your request.