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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 learn to navigate through their own university experiences. This self-advocacy will assist students with the process of maturing into adulthood.  

Be assured that Student Accessibility Services (SAS) advisors and counsellors will assist students if necessary with any issues they may encounter. You as the parent are encouraged to allow students to learn and build their self-advocacy skills.

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

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

  • alternative testing arrangements and accommodations
  • access to counselling
  • use of interpreters
  • obtaining learning materials in alternative formats
  • providing learning strategies instruction

Our aim is to ensure that students have the tools needed to compensate for functional limitations, and not to provide one student with an advantage over another. The purpose of academic accommodations is to ensure that there is equal access to and the opportunity to benefit from all educational experiences at UOIT.  

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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