The Office of Ability Services is in charge of approving academic accommodations for students with disabilities. Each student is evaluated and considered different based on personal needs and actual limitations. Faculty and staff at Heritage University work closely with the Office of Ability Services to ensure students have access to academic programs, services, events, and all activities on campus. Students are responsible for contacting the Office of Ability Services to formally request specific academic accommodations. For more information, please contact the ADA Specialist, Yovanna Cook, MSW. Office of Ability Services at: (509) 865-8544, Email TheOfficeofAbilityServices@heritage.edu.
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- Title IX: Pregnant and Parenting Student Rights for College and Graduate Students
- Students Rights Handouts
- Maternity Leave of Absence is considerate a temporary accommodation:
Students are responsible for disclosing their pregnancy to the Office of Ability Services in order to discuss any necessary support
services, accommodations, or possible health and safety issues..
Excused Absences during Maternity Leave (medical documentation is required)
Student will receive excuse absences due to pregnancy or childbirth for as long as your doctor deems it necessary.
Allow you to return to the same academic and extracurricular status as before your medical leave began, which should include giving you the opportunity to
make up any work missed while you were out.
Ensure that teachers understand the Title IX requirements related to excused absences/medical leave Your teacher may not refuse to
allow you to submit work after a deadline you missed because of pregnancy or childbirth. If your teacher’s grading is based in part on class
participation or attendance and you missed class because of pregnancy or childbirth, you should be allowed to make up the participation or attendance
credits you didn’t have the chance to earn.
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