You are not required to share information or documentation about your disability or on-going medical condition with your counsellor/advisor; however, to receive accommodations, it is required to self-disclose. It is very important for your success in the program to let your advisor and instructor know as early as possible about any disability that may impact learning so accommodations may be made prior to program start. Whenever possible students should meet with their counsellor/advisor 2-3 months prior to program start to discuss support options. Some accommodations may be eligible for coverage under the Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permanent Disabilities while others may be at the student’s cost or that of a sponsoring agency.
Types of Accommodations
Academic accommodations are intended to provide students with a disability access to learning accommodations. To receive accommodations students must consult with their Counsellor/Advisor to determine eligibility. Accommodations may include a variety of options that are determined as a part of the student's learning plan such as alternate format materials, assistive technology, scribe and note taking, tutor support and other academic considerations.