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AccessAbility Services requires documentation from a licensed health care practitioner i.e.:  psychiatrist, psychologist, psychological associate, or family physician who has in-depth knowledge of a student’s condition.  Our office will use the information in part, to determine appropriate accommodations, services and financial support.

Documentation must contain:

  • Statement of disability
  • Clear diagnosis and severity level
  • Disability status as:  suspected, temporary, permanent and/or chronic
  • Description of the functional limitations and how academic participation is restricted.

Students may be asked for updated medical information where a disability is identified as temporary or where academic accommodations need to be re-visited over time to ensure that the student's needs are appropriately met.

Students may receive interim accommodations pending receipt of  documentation.

Permanent disability is defined as a functional limitation due to a disorder that restricts a person’s ability to perform daily activities necessary to participate in post-secondary studies and is expected to remain with the person for the person’s expected life.

Functional Limitation is any restriction to a person's ability to perform daily activities necessary to participate in post-secondary studies and is expected to remain with the person for the person's expected life or a determined duration.

Please Note:

An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) from high school is not transferrable to university and is not sufficient to guarantee access to academic accommodations.  It will be accepted as supporting documentation only.

Documentation can only be accepted via fax, mail, uploaded with your application or in-person.

When uploading documentation please note:

  • we require a clear scan for readability so photographs of documentation cannot be accepted

The OSAP Disability Verification Form is for students attending any post-secondary school outside of Ontario and is used for BSWD and/or CSG-PDSE purposes.  It is not a substitute for the documentation requirements listed below.