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Will my student have an advocate?

I have always looked out for my son or daughter at school. Do I continue doing this at university?

The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) believes there is more to the university experience than strictly academics; therefore, we encourage students to take ownership of their own problems. This self-advocacy will assist students with the process of maturing into adulthood.  

Be assured that Student Accessibility Services (SAS) advisors will assist students if necessary with any issues they may encounter. You as the parent are encouraged to allow students to deal with their own issues.

How do I know his/her unique needs will be met?

In conjunction with the evaluations done by other professionals, Student Accessibility Services advisors are trained to meet the needs of students with disabilities. Supports may include, but are not limited to:

  • alternative testing arrangements
  • counselling
  • interpreters
  • learning materials in alternative formats
  • learning strategies instruction

Our aim is to ensure that students have the tools needed to compensate for disabilities, and not to provide one student with an advantage over another. Your son or daughter will have the same level of support whether they attend classes at UOIT's north Oshawa location or the downtown Oshawa location.

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