Your academic accommodations and registration with our office expire every May 1st.
Students returning for the 2016/2017 school year
In order to have your accommodations put in place in time for the next academic session, you need to reactivate your registration with Accessibility Services.
Starting the week of May 1st, students will receive emails from Accessibility Services outlining the process of reactivation that is available to them for the upcoming year.
Some students with current documentation regarding their disability and where no changes in accommodations needs are anticipated by the student and/or disability counsellor will be able to renew their accommodations electronically through an individualized email.
If updated documentation is required or if you would like to discuss possible changes to accommodations, students will need to contact their disability counsellor to reactivate their accommodations. You can provide the documentation by having the updated documentation form completed by your health practitioner.
What are some reasons why I would need to meet again with my Disability Counsellor and provide updated documentation?
- Your health has changed over the past year and new treatments have been prescribed. The impact of the new treatments may require a change in your accommodations
- Your documentation expired on or before May 1st
- Your Disability Counsellor asked you to provide updated documentation in order to continue your accommodations and you have not yet provided it to the office
- We need to confirm that you are currently impacted by the functional limitations listed in the documentation that is on file
- You reported over the past year that a new disability has emerged and we do not have documentation on file to support academic accommodations related to the new disability
What are some reasons why I need to meet with my Disability Counsellor even if I don’t need to provide updated documentation?
- To check in about how things went for you over the academic year
- To review your current academic accommodations and make any necessary changes for the coming year
- If you are in the process of being assessed for a disability but do not yet have results, to discuss what accommodations may be available until your assessment is complete
If you still have questions about whether or not you need updated documentation, please connect with your Disability Counsellor directly through email.