Temporary Disability: What Do I Qualify for?

A temporary disability, acute health issue or injury requires qualifies you for the same accommodation request process as students with a long-term or permanent disability. The difference is that in temporary situations, a medical professional determines an end date for the accommodation implementation. For example, a note taker may be an approved accommodation for a student with a broken arm for six to eight weeks with documentation from a medical doctor specifying the expected recovery date.

If necessary, the accommodation could be extended beyond the six to eight weeks for residual effects of the injury if the physical therapist or other treating medical professional provided a note requesting additional time for the accommodation to be provided.

Return to Student Handbook or continue to Accommodations: An Overview

Contact us

If you have any questions related to disability services, you can find additional information on the community resources and frequently asked questions pages, contact your local disability representative or:

Andrea Piazza-Victor, Disability Specialist
Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2244
Fax: 518-584-3098
NYS Relay Service 800-421-1220
Disability.Services@esc.edu

Melissa Zgliczynski, Director
Office of Accessibility Resources and Services
Phone: 800-847-3000, ext. 2244
Fax: 518-584-3098
NYS Relay Service 800-421-1220
Disability.Services@esc.edu

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