Disability Services

Attendance Accommodation

The following language is only relevant to students who receive an Attendance Accommodation in their Faculty Notification Letter.

Some students may need to miss class as a result of his or her disability. If it is not possible to allow the student to miss class because attendance is an essential element of the course or if a student’s absences are too numerous, please contact the student’s Disability Specialist as soon as possible.

The student receiving this accommodation acknowledges that:

  • It is in the student’s best interest to meet with their instructors during the first week of the semester to discuss this accommodation.
  • The student should familiarize themselves with each individual course attendance policy as stated by the instructor or in the class syllabus and let ODS know if they believe that they cannot meet the attendance expectations.
  • Students are expected to be present for all scheduled class times unless unable to attend due to an exacerbation of the symptoms of their disability.
  • All students, including students with an Attendance Accommodation, must meet the fundamental objectives and essential requirements of the class in order to successfully complete the course.
  • Students are expected to inform faculty and other affected parties (i.e. clinical supervisor, field instructor, Disability Specialist, etc.) when they miss class due to their disability.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to work with faculty to determine how best to compensate for any missed classes/course work.
  • There may be limits on the amount of time which assignments can be completed. Often this is based on the complexity and type of course.