She also suggested creating "safe zones" where students can go to relax and talk to a counselor if they feel overwhelmed.
The concept has been popular for gay and lesbian students and those with autism.
It felt so violating." At a session here exploring what students with physical and psychological disabilities have to say about their collegiate experiences, it was clear that professors have a lot of learning to do.
Many ACPA attendees were surprised to learn that the law does not require medical documentation of a student's disability in order for the college to provide an accommodation, and speculated that the misconception might contribute to students' unwillingness to disclose.
"You don't just take someone's word for it -- the documentation is the interview process for classroom accommodations," one person said.
We'll be covering some of the above further down, but first it's worth outlining a few stats on invisible illness beforehand ...
Here's a stat for you: 96% of illnesses are invisible.
But if the need for accommodation isn't clear through the interview alone, the college may request documentation.