The College will provide services and support to all students with disabilities, both temporary and permanent, with valid supporting documentation. The College will give all Human Rights Code-related requests for accommodation meaningful consideration.
Procedure: The student is responsible to meet with their Campus Director to discuss their functional limitations and accommodation needs and provide the Campus Director with supporting documentation. Students are not required under the Ontario Human Rights Code to disclose their disability diagnosis (with the exception of Learning Disabilities) to receive accessibility support and services and/or academic accommodations. Students are encouraged to meet with their Campus Director prior to the start of a semester to provide information and arrange accommodations.
Appropriate documentation by disability is as follows:
Learning Disability: A recent psychological assessment/psycho-educational or neuropsychological assessment (within the last 5 years) which must include a statement of diagnosis by a registered psychologist or psychological associate who is registered by the College of Psychologists. An LD diagnosis is one that reveals average intellectual functioning with a specific processing deficit.
ADD / ADHD: A Functional Limitations Form (available from Student Services) or a recent psychological assessment (Psycho-educational assessment) completed by a qualified professional accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons or a psychological assessment from a registered psychologist or psychological associate who is registered by the College of Psychologists.
Physical: A Functional Limitations Form (available from Student Services) from a medical professional who is registered with the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Physical disabilities include Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Blind/Low Vision, Medical Conditions and Physical Injuries.
Psychological: A Functional Limitations Form (available from Student Services) completed by a qualified professional accredited by the College of Physicians and Surgeons or a psychological assessment from a registered psychologist or psychological associate who is registered by the College of Psychologists.
The Academic Accommodation Plan
An Accommodation Plan is created by the College, in consultation with the student and upon review of appropriate documentation as outlined above. The Plan outlines reasonable and appropriate learning accommodations and supports that may assist in overcoming disability-related learning barriers. They do not include modifications to the student’s program and courses.
Academic Accommodation Plans are prepared in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Students must self-identify with the Campus Director and submit their documentation. The student and Campus Director then meet to develop the Accommodation Plan which outlines the in-class, instructional, testing, and out-of-class accommodations to be provided by faculty and staff. If adjustments to the Plan or clarification regarding any accommodation are required, the student must arrange a meeting with the Campus Director to discuss the Plan and its implementation.
Completed Accommodation Plans are emailed to the student’s St. Clair College email account and their professors/instructors each semester with student signed consent. Accommodation Plans are dated and valid for a specific academic period.
How to Receive Services
To book an appointment with a college representative, contact you Academic Advisor or your Campus Director: