Some reasons why a student's disability may impact attendance
Discuss with your student the possibility of missing class, how the student will make up missed work and what will happen if the absences become excessive
What you can do
Inform students about your class attendance policy in your course syllabus. Establish clear expectations of how classroom attendance, missed quizzes/exams, assignment deadlines, and instructor notification will be handled in case of medical absences.
Meet with students who wish to discuss attendance accommodations.
Deliberately consider if, or to what degree, class attendance is essential to your course and communicate your decision to your student(s).
The student is responsible for following up with you as soon as possible if the attendance plan you've discussed requires adjustment.
Determine if attendance is an essential requirement of your course
Does the fundamental nature of the course rely upon student participation as an essential requirement for learning? Are student contributions a significant component of the learning process (i.e. actively participating in class discussions/activities & classroom interactions between the instructor and students)?
To what degree does a student absence constitute a significant loss to the educational experience of other students in the class?
How are students expected to interact with each other (in class, group work in and/or outside of class, via D2L or email)?
The student is responsible for fulfilling the essential requirements for the course
The student should make every attempt to deliver (or have delivered to you) any work that is due and has been completed.
If the student cannot complete the coursework or does not meet the course requirements after accommodations have been put into place, you can grade accordingly.