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Registration and documentation

Students must register with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) in order to receive support and academic accommodation. Students can complete the intake form and submit it to SAS. Once the intake form has been completed (click on intake form on the left hand side) please contact SAS at 905.721.3266 or studentaccessibility@uoit.ca.

SAS requires current documentation from a registered health-care professional, such as a physician, psychologist or psychiatrist, for you to receive academic accommodations. If you require assistance from SAS on a temporary basis, you also must provide medical documentation that includes the anticipated recovery period. An example of a temporary disability is if you have broken your arm and therefore cannot write or use your laptop and you require assistance to continue your schooling.

Updated documentation may be required periodically. If you are seeking support because of learning disabilities, we require a current psychoeducational assessment completed by a qualified psychologist within the past five years. For mental health issues, we require documentation relevant to your current experience.

Current documentation must include all of the following:

  • A clear identification and diagnosis of the disability
  • An indication that the disability impedes or impairs academic functioning
  • Recommendations on appropriate academic accommodations

If your documentation is not current or you don't have documentation, you can download and print the appropriate documentation form, have your physician complete it, and bring it to your counsellor or advisor at SAS. Select Required documentation to view the list of forms.

If you suspect you have a disability but lack documentation, a SAS counsellor or advisor can guide you towards completing this important step. Call 905.721.3266 to book an appointment.

Your registration with SAS does not appear on any official university records. All documentation provided to the office is kept secure and confidential in a locked cabinet. Your personal information is not shared with anyone without your prior signed consent.

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