Accessibility Services provides supports and services to students with disabilities.
To determine eligibility for services and to understand disability-related needs, we require students to register with the office by submitting medical documentation outlining one's limitations and its impact on academics. All documentation is based on the medical evaluation of an attending health care professional who is qualified to diagnose the condition. In compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy (Section 8.7), accommodation requests should include the following medical information:
- That the person has a disability (diagnosis is not required for accommodations unless the student has consented)
- The functional limitations or needs associated with the disability
- Whether the student can perform the essential requirements of the course, program, institution with or without accommodations(s)
- The type of accommodation(s) that may be needed to allow the student to fulfill the essential requirements of the course, program, institution.
Disclosing a disability diagnosis is not required to receive accommodations. Students who choose to disclose access supports better aligned to one's disability, and are assured that all medical information is kept confidential and not shared with anyone else without written consent.
Students are provided and encouraged to use Tyndale's Disability Forms to gather information from one's regulated health care professional. Please use the forms below as applicable (contact SAS for the password or if an alternate version of the forms is required):
Students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder
Students accessing Accessibility Services with these diagnoses are required to submit a psycho-educational or neuro-psychological assessment conducted by a Registered Clinical or School Psychologist or Psychological Associate, Neuropsychologist, Physician with training in assessing these conditions. The following criteria must be met:
- The assessment is conducted at age 18yrs or older, or within the past three-five years
- Report indicates the student's academic limitations with data from standardized instruments and explicitly constitutes it to a Learning Disability, ADHD or ASD
- Accommodations are recommended and supported by the assessment data
Assessment reports can be sent to Accessibility Services via fax, email, mail or dropped off in person.
Students with dual-diagnosis and/or co-occurring disorders must submit documentation that states the limitations of all conditions so appropriate accommodations can be provided.
Students waiting to be assessed
Students who are working with a health care professional to receive a formal diagnosis may qualify for interim accommodations while in the process to be assessed. Students who fit this criterion are advised to contact Accessibility Services as early as possible. All accommodations are evaluated on a case-by-case basis so it is important that students contact us early.