Temporary Injuries

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Have you recently broken a leg and are now on crutches? Have you injured your hand and are unable to write? Accidents happen and when they do, Disability Support Services can help you get through this challenging time. Although DSS works primarily with students with permanent disabilities and chronic medical conditions, our office also serves students with a wide variety of temporary injuries due to accident, illness, hospitalization/surgery, or other situations which are not considered disabling under ADAAA.  Students with temporary injuries who are in need of accommodations and academic support to maintain their academic programs with minimal interruptions should do the following: 

  1. Notify professors of injury as soon as possible.

  2. Fill out the Student Absence Form.

  3. Complete an initial registration and request for services, submit documentation, and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.  Students who anticipate being away from campus because of a scheduled surgery or hospitalization may find it helpful to register with the DSS in order to prepare for potential assistance which may be needed upon their return to campus.