Temporary Disabilities

The Noel Center recognizes that individuals with temporary disabilities may need services and accommodations similar to individuals with permanent disabilities. Temporary disabilities are typically the result of injuries, surgery or short-term medical conditions. Examples of temporary disabilities include, but are not limited to: broken limbs, hand injuries, or short term impairments following surgery or medical treatments. Once the student has been released by the treating physician, services and accommodations will be discontinued.

To receive accommodations for a temporary disability, the student must submit documentation to the Noel Center by a qualified professional, indicating the type of disability, severity, limitations, prognosis, and estimated duration of the disabling condition. Additional documentation may be needed to verify the need for continued services after the estimated duration of the condition has expired. The documentation should also list any medications prescribed and the potential side effects. The documentation must be on letterhead.