Required Documentation

For the purposes of academic accommodation, a permanent disability involves on-going (chronic or episodic) symptoms that will significantly impact the student over the course of an academic career. When determining whether conditions are considered to be disabling, health care practitioners are encouraged to explore whether “functional limitations [are] caused by a physical or mental impairment that restricts the ability” of a student “to perform the daily activities necessary to participate in studies at a post-secondary level or the labour force...”. (DD. Gov. of Can. Section 4.5, 2003). 

Type of Disability and Required Documentation

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Full psychoeducational or neuro-psychological assessment report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a chartered psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Autism, Asperger, Rhett Syndrome

Full psychoeducational or neuro-psychological assessment report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a chartered psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Blindness, Partial Sight

Report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a licensed healthcare professional (e.g., physician, optometrist, ophthalmologist) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Brain Injury, Cognitive Impairment

Full neuro-psychological or psychoeducational assessment report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a licensed healthcare professional (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, or physician) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Deafness/Hearing Loss

Report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a licensed healthcare professional (e.g., audiologist, physician) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis, explanation of the degree of hearing loss, and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Learning Disability

Full psychoeducational or neuro-psychological assessment report completed by a licensed professional (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Mobility/Agility

Report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a licensed healthcare professional (e.g., physician) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.

Psychiatric/Psychological

Report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a licensed healthcare professional (e.g., psychiatrist, psychologist, physician) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear DSM diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required. 

Other Chronic Health/Disabling Condition

Report or “Verification of Disability” form completed by a licensed healthcare professional (e.g., physician, audiologist, optometrist, ophthalmologist, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.) trained to test for and diagnose the condition. Clear diagnosis and details of impacts upon the post-secondary experience are required.


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