Voluntary Medical Leave for Students Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties at College Title II Clarifications: Principles for Developing a Leave of Absence Policy
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Many colleges struggle to understand how to enable their mental health leave of absence policies to meet the expectations inherent in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In this webinar, we will review the experience of one university that worked directly with the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to construct a leave of absence policy. Presenters will discuss the principles that emerged from the OCR’s oversight of developing this leave of absence policy and how these principles can inform colleges about meeting OCR’s expectations. Attendees will gain an understanding of how the OCR appears to interpret the ADA and how to best prepare policies and processes for mental health leaves of absence on your campus.