I have the ability to work from home so that I can care for my aging mom that lives with a permanent broken leg. I am also working on a doctoral degree and I asked the school for assistance under the ADA protection because my mom ended up in the hospital with a serious bladder infection. I stayed with mom during that time. My instructor would not give me an extension to finish a final assignment due to this hospital stay. So I am wondering about ADA protection? My employers were far more understanding than the school I was attending.
Most employers would cover me under ADA or FMLA, but what about ADA and educational facilities, is this covered? Does anyone have any advice on handling this situation? I have thought of filing a complaint under ADA, because I am tired of getting grief from the school because I make a valid choice to care for my mom and keep a promise that I made to her.
Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated. I am over halfway done with my degree so starting over would be very costly.