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Disability Documentation

Documentation requirements

Learning Disabilities

The documentation requirements for learning disabilities are very specific. Please refer to the Learning Disability Documentation Requirements.

all other Disabilities

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) requires current documentation from a registered health care professional, such as a physician, psychologist or psychiatrist, to provide academic accommodations. If your documentation is not current or you do not have documentation, you can download and print the appropriate form found under the 'Documentation Forms' tab. Once completed by your physician, you can either bring it to the SAS office or email it directly to our secure email

If you suspect you have a disability but are not sure or if you are in the process of obtaining documentation, an SAS counsellor or advisor will assess the need for temporary accommodations and support on a case-by-case basis and can guide you towards getting appropriate documentation. Call 905.721.3266 to book an appointment.

Current documentation must include all of the following:
  • Confirmation that a disability is present; whether it is temporary or permanent.
  • A clear identification of functional limitations and disability-related needs.
  • A clear indication of how the disability impacts or impairs academic functioning.
  • Recommendations on appropriate academic accommodations.



Please read the information and instructions on the documentation form carefully and ensure they are completed in full by the appropriate health care professional. If you have multiple disabilities, please have the relevant forms completed by your health care team. Only complete the forms that pertain to your specific situation.

verification of disability for osap

In addition, we strongly encourage all students to apply for OSAP disability-related funding. There are additional programs available to students who submit the OSAP Disability Verification Form. This form is to be completed by the appropriate health care professional.

Please submit the completed OSAP Disability Verification Form either by:

Temporary disabilities

If you require assistance from SAS on a temporary basis, you must provide medical documentation that includes the anticipated recovery period.

Some examples of a temporary disability include:
  • breaking your dominant arm or hand
  • getting a concussion
  • experiencing an acute mental health crisis
  • acquiring a serious virus or infection

If you require assistance to continue your schooling, appropriate accommodations will be determined. Uupdated documentation may be required periodically as your needs change.

Severe allergies

Students with severe allergies (food, environmental, insect, etc.) are encouraged to contact SAS and provide the details and impacts of the allergy. SAS will work with the student to develop a proactive plan to make the campus experience as safe as possible. We can also facilitate communication with staff and faculty who should be aware of the potential for a severe allergic reaction and ensure they are aware of how to respond should it occur. Please contact SAS at 905.721.3266 or email to book an appointment.


privacy statement

A student's involvement with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) and the fact that a student has received accommodations does not appear on any official university records, test results, academic transcripts or graduation documentation. All disability documentation provided to the SAS office is kept secure and strictly confidential in a locked cabinet. Your personal information is not shared with anyone outside of SAS without your prior informed and signed consent.

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