Now That You Are Admitted

All post-secondary schools (schools you attend after high school) are required to provide accommodations to students with disabilities who are admitted to attend.

"You" must know what types of help you will need and have the written paper work to show.

Some examples of accommodations:

  • Modified Calculators
  • Note takers
  • Readers
  • Braille
  • Extended time for tests and exams
  • Permission to tape lectures
  • Books on tape
  • Interpreters
  • Text enlarger
  • Early registration
  • Isolated testing situation

In order to obtain services you must identify yourself as a student with a disability and seek out the contact person at the school who can assist you in receiving proper services. It is usually best to start with the Services for Students with Disabilities Office.

The post-secondary school is obligated by law to provide, upon request, any reasonable accommodation that may be necessary for you to have equal access to educational opportunities and services. The school, however, is in no obligation to seek you out to see if there is something you may need.

Responsibilities

The student's responsibilities: The College's responsibilities:
Identify which office handles disability related requests To provide the necessary help (accommodations) to students who identify themselves and request those accommodations.
To register with that office (at least two months before school begins). To ensure that the accommodations provided allow the student equal access to classes and other activities offered by the school.
To provide documentation (can include evaluations, school or medical records, letter from your doctor… your doctor or counselor will understand this) diagnosing my disability.
To request accommodations in a timely manner.
To discuss my needs with faculty members.

The Evaluation Document must provide:

  • An evaluation by a Qualified Professional
  • Must be current (within the last three years)
  • Must be comprehensive
  • Must include a specific diagnosis
  • Should include needed accommodations

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