Services for students with disabilities are identified on an individual student basis and are based on the review of the medical or psychoeducational documentation completed by the appropriate health care professional. The student is responsible for self-identifying and submitting documentation to the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) office.
The student works collaboratively with their SAS advisor or counsellor to develop an individualized accommodation plan and with the students permission, each faculty member will receive a notice of accommodation letter and email from the students SAS advisor or counsellor. This email and letter lets the instructor(s) know the noted accommodations are approved based on the documentation provided. The advisors/counsellors name and extension number are recorded on the letter and we encourage faculty to contact us with any questions or concerns.
It is a requirement of the law that each student be accommodated as set out in the letter. If you are not sure how best to meet the accommodation, you may discuss it with the SAS advisor or counsellor.
It is important to note that if you speak to the student directly about his or her individual requirements, it is not appropriate to probe the student about his/her disability, rather only about the accommodations required and this conversation should take place in a confidential location. The student has the right to keep the nature of his/her disability private.