Temporary and Provisional Services
During enrollment, students may acquire a short-term disabling condition, often due to injury or surgery. This temporary disability is covered by the 2008 ADAAA which allows students to apply for and receive reasonable and appropriate temporary accommodations.
In order to receive temporary accommodations, please fill out the Temporary Accommodation Application and submit the appropriate documentation with an anticipated end date. (Refer to Documentation Requirements in the manual.)
After submitting the application and documentation, the student must set up an intake interview with the director of Disability Support Services, who will determine the appropriate accommodations.
At times, a situation may occur where a provisional accommodation is provided for a studen. It is a conditional arrangement made on a case-by-case basis and is not an official approved accommodation.
This arrangement is not a substitute for a student with no documentation to get accommodations nor is it a replacement for a student whose documentation has been denied.
For Consideration of a Provisional Accommodation, the Following Must Occur:
- Step 1: Documentation is provided, even if it may be insufficient information to meet TTUHSC El Paso guidelines, that presents a diagnosis and substantiates a need for accommodation. Documentation presented at least two weeks before an exam will be eligible for provisional accommodations.
- Step 2: The DSS director is in the process of reviewing documentation to determine the provision of accommodation.
- Step 3: Appropriate documentation is in the process of being obtained, including any upcoming evaluation appointment.
- Step 4: A request for a provisional accommodations is submitted. See Provisional Accommodation Form