Examples of Reasons for Being Unable to Attend In Person Meetings

99ac3402d10b4a594534390ad3941b16Reasons why a person might need an accommodation to complete paperwork and meetings from home. This request can be made by people with physical disabilities, or by people with mental health disabilities.

Why Daisy Is Unable to Attend Meetings In Person

“Daisy has a disability that causes her to be homebound. She is unable to attend meetings outside her home.”

“Daisy has a disability that impairs her mobility. Leaving her home causes her symptoms to worsen.”

“Daisy has a disability that causes her symptoms to worsen in an office space or public meeting place. Attending housing meetings can trigger disability symptoms and impair ability to complete tasks.” (Note: Can be physical or mental health symptoms)

“Daisy has a disability which limits her ability to travel. Traveling causes her symptoms to worsen. She can only travel under very limited and special circumstances, and should avoid any distance travel that is not medically necessary.”

“Daisy has a disability that makes her unable to reliably attend scheduled meetings outside her home. Traveling outside her home to attend meetings worsens her symptoms. In addition, her symptoms and functioning varies by day and she is unable to reliably schedule meetings at set times.”

“Daisy has a disability which impairs her mobility and creates special transportation needs. Attending an in person meeting would require extra time, energy, and money to schedule and arrange personal assistance services and disability accessible transportation. If your housing program cannot provide these extra supports, she requires an accommodation to complete all meetings and paperwork from her home.”

“Daisy has a disability that limits her ability to attend in-person face-to-face meetings. Attending in-person meetings can trigger her disability symptoms and restrict her ability to complete your housing application process.”

“Daisy has a disability which impairs her cognitive functioning. In order to complete tasks, she requires additional processing time and frequent breaks. Her disabilities limit her ability to process information or complete tasks within a limited time frame or during a meeting. Attending in-person meetings would not accommodate her disability needs.”

“Daisy has a disability which impairs her focus, concentration and cognitive functioning. In order to complete tasks related to housing paperwork and applications, she needs a quiet, private setting free of distractions, noise, or conversations, along with the ability to take frequent rest breaks.”

“Daisy has a disability which requires medication that has a side effect of impairing her focus, concentration and cognitive functioning. In order to complete tasks related to housing paperwork and applications, she needs a quiet, private setting free of distractions, noise, or conversations, along with the ability to take frequent rest breaks.”

“Daisy has a disability which impairs her ability to sit for extended periods. She requires an accommodation to attend all meetings and briefings by home through teleconference, so that she can (lie down, recline, use hospital bed, have access to specific medical equipment or devices, have her home care attendant assist her, etc) which will make it possible for her to participate.”

If Phone is Difficult

“In addition, Daisy’s disabilities impair her ability to complete tasks and meetings by telephone. She is requesting all communications by mail and email.”

Examples of People Who Have Made This Request

  • A person with agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, PTSD, or panic disorder may have symptoms trigger or worsen in certain environments or during certain types of meetings.
  • A person with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, or POTS may have impaired mobility, or may experience more symptoms after leaving their home.
  • A person with Mast Cell Activation Disorder or Multiple Chemical Sensitivities may have symptoms worsen in certain physical spaces.
  • A person with ADHD or cognitive impairments that
  • Any other disability that impairs your ability to leave your home and attend housing meetings.

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