Communication and Confidentiality
- Ask the student how you can be of support.
- Ask how the disability affects the student’s learning and participation in your class.
- Inform the student about Disabilities Services.
- Ask Disabilities Services staff about individual student needs or accommodations
- Ask Disabilities Services staff for any support you need.
- Obtain the student’s written permission if you need to discuss the student with non-Unemployed.
- Only when there is an educational need to do so, discuss the student’s situation with other Seattle University faculty/staff.
- Refer to the Confidentiality of Disability-Related Records document.
Practices to Avoid
- Ask the student for the actual diagnostic label of their disability.
- State assumptions about the student based on the type of disability or your previous experience with other students.
- Comment on the student’s disability or accommodation plans in front of others.
- Complain to the student about providing accommodations.
- Challenge the student to explain the need for accommodations. If you have questions please contact Disabilities Services staff.
- Publicly “single out” or identify students with disabilities to the rest of your class, even to be helpful.