Temporary Medical Conditions
NIACC Disability Services assists students who experience a temporary medical condition that impacts their ability to access classes or perform tasks within the classroom. Some examples may include but not limited to students who are recovering from surgery, or those with an injury or severe illness. Such students may be eligible for temporary assistance/classroom support that may be reasonable for a limited time period.
Temporary medical conditions do not rise to the level of a disability as outlined in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. Documentation is required and reasonable assistance is determined based on the nature of the impact of the medical condition on a case-by-case basis.
In order for students to receive academic assistance, students must self-identify to NIACC Disability Services and provide a completed intake form. Additional information/documentation may be necessary, based on individual circumstances. Medical documentation verifying the temporary need may be required, depending on the individual situation.
Once the documentation is received and assessed, the student will work with the Director of Disability Services to determine what recommendations are made to their instructors for temporary assistance.
NOTE: Each student’s needs are identified on a case by case basis as outlined in the medical documentation received. All recommendations are made in writing to instructors.