Temporary Disabilities

Although Student Accessibility Services works primarily with students with permanent disabilities and chronic medical conditions, our office also serves students with a wide variety of temporary injuries due to accident, illness, hospitalization/surgery, or other situations which are not considered a disability under ADA. As a result, academic adjustments may be recommended for students with temporary injuries (e.g., broken bones, concussions, recovery from surgery). These students may benefit from services SAS can coordinate.

Students who are requesting additional support must submit medical documentation in order to be considered for any academic accommodations. In addition, students who anticipate being away from campus because of a scheduled surgery or hospitalization may find it helpful to contact the Dean of Students Office in order to prepare for potential assistance which may be needed upon their return to campus.

How to Register

If you have a temporary injury and need support services, please call Student Accessibility Services at 931-598-1325 to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. All students are required to have appropriate documentation from their physician and a completed SAS Intake Form.  All students with temporary injuries are encouraged to check-in with University Health Services if they have not already done so. Students should also notify their advisors and/or professors of their situation as soon as possible.

Please note that SAS does not provide assistance with transportation around campus.