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Temporary Accommodations

Temporary accommodations are provided for short-term disabilities and will expire at the end of the semester or another established endpoint if one is confirmed in the documentation. Examples of possible short-term disabilities include:

  • injuries
  • concussions
  • surgeries

To initiate temporary accommodations students must:

  1. Complete the SDS online application through our university-wide database, Accommodation Information Manager (AIM)
  2. Submit documentation using the link received after you submit the application.
  3. Schedule a meeting with the SDS staff member at your school [Link to School/Hub SDS Contacts & Websites] to discuss your needs as well as potential accommodations and services.

Documentation

Temporary disabilities can be sudden and as a result, accommodations may be needed immediately. Students with more urgent needs are encouraged to call or email the SDS coordinator for their school to alert them. Documentation is still needed but Sds will begin working on coordinating accommodations while it is being obtained. The SDS Documentation Guidelines provide information about what is needed to establish eligibility for services, and the SDS Documentation Form can be completed by a qualified professional/provider.  There is also link to a web version of the form that can be printed out.

Please Note: SDS does not accept medical records as documentation because they typically include information that we do not need and are not authorized to store. Medical records also frequently lack the core pieces we need to confirm the disability and its specific impact within a higher education setting.

Provisional Accommodations

For students who are in the process of getting documentaiton or are seeking an evaluation to determine the presence of a disability or the specific services or accommodations needed, provisional accommodations may be an interim option. Students must:

  1. 1. Complete the SDS online application through our university-wide database, Accommodation Information Manager (AIM)
  2. Schedule a meeting with the SDS staff member at your school [Link to School/Hub SDS Contacts & Websites] to discuss your needs as well as potential accommodations and services.

Provisional accommodations usually last for a semester to provide students with enough time to complete the process of documenting their need for accommodaitons.  Documentation should be provided as soon as it is available so that accommodations can be set up to be ongoing if needed.

Meeting with your Designated Student Disability Services Coordinator

This step is essential in establishing eligibility and determining accommodations or services. Student reported information about the impact of the disability, needs and any accommodations or services that worked in the past is essential to the process. Appointments can happen in person, remotely or by phone. Please contact the SDS coordinator at your school to set this up.