Reasonable Accommodation Requests for Housing – On-Demand Training

Sale price$399.00


Navigate Complexities & Assess Your Policies & Procedures To Avoid Compliance Missteps

Guidance and complexities surrounding housing accommodations varies and can leave disability professionals confused on purpose, documentation requirements, and how to objectively assess access barriers.

Our campus disability and legal expert shares practical insight into the requirements surrounding these types of accommodation requests, including some of the misunderstood and overlooked aspects of housing both on and off campus. You’ll explore the necessary processes and key considerations for a successful accommodation process, with the goal of balancing the protection of the institution and supporting the access and inclusion needs of students with disabilities.

Gain confidence to accurately assess your current policies and procedures to help meet the needs of your students with disabilities and to ensure you are prepared to remedy any potential issues with their accommodation before conflict arises.

Topics Covered

As a result of this online training, you will be able to: 

  • Understand how the ADA, Section 504 and the Fair Housing Act impact accommodation requests in housing and how they differ from academic accommodations.
  • Develop processes and procedures to address residential barriers including ESA and Service Animal policies.
  • Build specific documentation guidelines for housing accommodation requests and identifying if/when documentation is not sufficient.
  • Articulate a determination to a student and the importance of formal written documentation with options/alternative/resources to ensure compliance.
  • Involve key stakeholders in residence life to identify and address students with limited access to consistent healthcare that may not meet criteria for disability services.
  • Recognize how your potential biases may inhibit objective decision-making when making a reasonable accommodation determination keep emotions in check and avoid negative legal ramifications of a decision not made objectively.


Attorney Desiree Klemm-Kafel currently serves at the Assistant Director of Disability Resources at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Included When You Purchase

  • 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
  • Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
  • Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
  • Certificate of completion for each participant
  • Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus

Instructions for access are available immediately upon checkout. You may share this On-Demand Training with any staff members from your campus community for unlimited viewing. For information about licensing this webinar for unlimited distribution on your institution’s internal network/server, email

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