Conestoga College provides support for students with permanent and temporary disabilities. We work with you to understand the impact of your disability in the college environment and develop a success plan that considers your goals and the academic and testing accommodations available to support your full participation in Conestoga life.
If you have a documented permanent or temporary disability or are experiencing difficulties that affect your learning you can register for academic accommodations.
Documentation can be emailed, faxed or submitted in person to Accessibility @ Conestoga.
Please be advised that documents received by email are not secure.
Phone: 519-748-5220 ext. 3232 or TTY: 1-866-463-4484 (for the hearing impaired)
DocumentationAccommodations are determined with your Advisor based on:
Documentation is helpful to support your need for accommodations. Depending on the accommodation need, our office may ask for additional, updated, or more specific documentation. Receiving this documentation in advance of your first appointment will assist us in providing an accommodation plan more quickly.
OSAP requires that a Disability Verification Form be completed and uploaded into the OSAP student profile in order for Student Financial Services to confirm permanent or temporary disability. Disability verification with OSAP may allow students to access awards, scholarships, grants, and bursaries. Students are also required to provide Accessibility @ Conestoga a copy of the completed DVF or other relevant medical documentation so that academic accommodations can be put into place as needed.
Please note: If you have checked the disability box on the OSAP website, but have not completed and uploaded the Disability Verification Form, it may delay your OSAP funding until disability verification is confirmed by Student Financial Services. You may send a request to Student Financial Services to uncheck the box until you have the documents in place. Using the same email address you used in your OSAP application, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and student ID number, requesting to remove your disability status. Your status will be adjusted once the completed DVF form is uploaded onto your OSAP student profile and disability is confirmed by Student Financial Services.
Documentation to confirm a permanent disability may be provided by a qualified healthcare practitioner who has training and experience with the area of diagnosis. Examples of qualified practitioners include:
Examples of disability types covered in this area: ASD, ADHD, physical needs, mental health, visual or hearing impairment, injuries, concussions and medical conditions.
If your accommodation request exceeds what your documentation can support, your Accessibility Advisor can direct you to the appropriate source in order to obtain additional documentation and support.
In the case that an updated psycho-educational assessment is needed, the Accessibility Advisor will check to see if you are eligible for funding for reassessment. If eligible, you will be referred to a psychologist or psychological associate to obtain this documentation.
All information shared with Accessibility @ Conestoga will remain confidential to the staff associated with the department and will be stored securely for a period of 10 years after which the documentation will be shredded.
Please be aware that email is not a secure method of providing medical information. To send in your documentation ahead of time, please use our secure fax at 519-748-3507.
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