here's what I would do.
-Write down what happened, what he said, everything you can recall from that time.
-Write a letter and personally deliver it to the folks at the schools disability department, so that they know that one of their faculty obviously is not up to date on his disability awareness training.
-Go to the library and find a nice scholarly article about
Crohn's disease and how it is not all in people's heads, or even just a basic fact sheet from the ccfa website. Print it out and bring it to him. Tell him that you appreciate his interest in your medical condition and that you found a good article that covers the basics of what the disease is and can do.
-document and report anything that you feel is adverse action taken against you, or any future incidents of violating your rights/privileges as a disabled student.
I agree, the dean of students should help you out as well. If you handle this calmly and professionally I can't see it doing anything but getting better for you.
I'm sorry you had to go through this. I was fortunate that all of my professors were understanding and didn't bat an eye if I suddenly had to leave the room to go to the bathroom, or if I missed a class because I was in the hospital.
good luck, and be strong!
-Male, age 31
-Diagnosed with Crohn's 2002 - 5 surgeries for peri-rectal abscess in 2002-2003
-Started Makers Diet 26 Jan 08
-currently on prednisone taper after landing myself in the ER with a partial obstruction
Post Edited (upt0106) : 3/9/2008 12:08:28 PM (GMT-6)