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What are accommodations?

Accommodations include a modification or adjustment that allows a student to have equal access and have equal opportunity to participate in Northeast's courses, services, activities, and use of the facilities. Northeast is not obligated to provide an accommodation that requires a substantial change in the curriculum or alteration of any essential elements or functions of a program. A connection must exist between the accommodation and the student's disability. Accommodations should not fundamentally alter a program, cause undue hardship, or threaten the integrity of a course

The definition of a “reasonable accommodation”

  • Reasonable accommodations are tools.
  • Reasonable accommodations are not intended to guarantee success, but to provide access.
  • Reasonable accommodations are intended to ensure that a student with a disability has an opportunity to succeed.
  • Reasonable accommodations are adaptions that are individually determined and should contribute to resolving the functional impact of the condition and its likely interaction with the environment (course assignments, program requirements, physical design, activities, etc.).

Students with temporary health conditions may need to
Temporary accommodations may be provided as a service to students with temporary conditions so participation in coursework can continue with minimal disruption and with greater ease of access. Although the Americans with Disabilities Act, as Amended (ADAAA) does not cover temporary impairments, Northeast recognizes students experiencing temporary conditions that significantly affect their abilities to fulfill course requirements and could impede academic progress. We work as a team to help a student achieve a successful outcome when faced with an unexpected challenge.

Examples of temporary medical conditions may include pregnancy, fractured bones, surgeries, concussions, acute medical conditions requiring hospitalization, and accidents impairing the student's physical and or cognitive functioning. This procedure is not applicable for a “Transitory” and “Minor” condition such as the flu or having a cold.