Temporary medical conditions such as broken or sprained bones, infectious diseases, general surgery, non-complicated pregnancy, concussions or other common medical conditions are not regarded as disabilities. The degree of functional limitation and duration of the above-mentioned conditions, typically, does not cause enough impairment to qualify an individual as having a disability as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008.
As students, you are encouraged to meet with your Instructors to discuss the nature of your limitations, the expected duration, the impact on each class, and to determine a plan for the completion of coursework. If you’re unable to meet with Instructors in person, contact them via email.
Disability Resources and Services (DRS) recognizes, however, that temporary medical conditions can be problematic and may qualify as a disability. To the extent that your temporary condition substantially limits one or more major life activity, you are encouraged to contact DRS.