ADA Frequently Asked Questions
What if the student doesn't tell me about his or her disability until late in the semester?
It is most helpful if students identify their needs prior to their arrival on campus. However, the Director of Academic Resources is available to work with students with special needs at any point in the academic year. Professors can urge students to identify early in the semester by including the disability services statement in their syllabi and talking about it in the first couple of class meetings.
Once a student has registered with the Director of Academic Resources, FC has a legal responsibility to provide reasonable accommodations, even late in the semester. There is no responsibility to provide accommodations prior to identification, and accommodations are not retroactive (for example, you are not required to let a student retake previous exams with extended time).