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Accessible Learning Services.  Registration  Documentation  Confidentiality  Appointments  Roles  Accommodations  Attendant Care  Financial Information.

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1 Accessible Learning Services

2  Registration  Documentation  Confidentiality  Appointments  Roles  Accommodations  Attendant Care  Financial Information  5 Things to Remember  Next Steps Please Note This is not a confidential forum. Please bring specific concerns to your Case Manager. Please Note This is not a confidential forum. Please bring specific concerns to your Case Manager.

3  Who Registers with Accessible Learning Services? Students who have or suspect they have a: ▪ Physical or medical disability ▪ Mental health condition ▪ Learning disability ▪ Acquired brain injury  Or who are: ▪ Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing ▪ Blind, partially sighted

4  Accessible Learning Services requires documentation of disability to provide appropriate accommodations and services.  If you suspect you have a Learning Disability, please contact Accessible Learning Services to obtain a Delta Screener.  If you suspect you have a disability other than a Learning Disability, please consult with your primary physician and complete the Accessible Learning Services Medical Documentation Form.

5  Accessible Learning Services (ALS) at Mohawk College is a confidential service. All documentation is held in a confidential, electronic file.  Internal Consent  Allows ALS faculty and staff to advocate on a student’s behalf.  External Consent  Allows ALS faculty and staff to communicate with individuals outside of the college.  Separate document to be completed as needed. Confidential information is shared only with student consent and it is the student’s choice with whom his/her information is shared.

6 Booking Appointments To book or cancel an appointment: Call accessiblelearningservic Visit Accessible Learning Services department located at each campus. Drop-In Appointments All Case Managers and Learning Strategists have daily “Drop-In” times. Short appointments (up to 15 minutes). Offered on a first come, first served basis and are not pre-booked.

7  Case Manager  Collaborates with students to develop an accommodation plan.  Assists with educational planning.  Offers guidance on financial issues specific to students with disabilities.  Counsels regarding disability issues.  Supports transition to the workplace or other postsecondary and community programs.  Refers to the Learning Strategists when needed.

8  Learning Strategist  Teaches students how disability impacts learning in a post-secondary environment.  Uses educational expertise to develop strategies that maximize strengths to compensate for areas of challenge.  Assesses for adaptive technology, teaches students how to use and apply to course work, and makes recommendations for accommodations and purchase.  Supports students with relevant strategies to transition to the workplace.

9  Student  Provides appropriate disability documentation in a timely manner.  Follows procedures for requesting and accessing accommodations.  Distributes accommodation plan and discuss accommodations as needed.  Updates Case Manager if accommodations are not being met, or their needs have changed. Students are required to self- identify and disclose disability to Accessible Learning Services.

10  Confidential Academic Accommodation Plan (CAAP)  Students and Case Managers work together to develop this document outlining accommodations needed.  Communication tool with professors  Students must document to faculty each semester.  CAAP must be renewed every two semesters. CAAP can be revised at any time.

11 Accommodations may include Testing Adaptive Technology Alternate Format Classroom Assessments for Success

12  Attendant Care  Mohawk College does not assume responsibility for the coordination of Attendant Care Services.  If needed, Mohawk College can help with the application process and connect students with March of Dimes Canada.  Students are responsible for ensuring they register with a local service provider and that all services are in place prior to attending classes. For more information on how students can acquire attendant care services at college and residence please see the Centre for Independent Living Toronto website (www.cilt.ca).

13  Ontario Student Assistance Program  Accessible Learning Services recommends that all students apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP).  Other financial assistance options include  Tuition Fee Policy ▪ Available to students with a permanent disability and have been recommended by a Registered Healthcare Professional to take a reduced course load. Form is completed by Student and Case Manager. ▪ Students may be eligible for a reduced fee after full program fees have been paid. ▪ Does not cover failed courses or courses from which a student has withdrawn more than 10 days after the start of classes.  Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) ▪ Non repayable bursary that may allow students to access funding to pay for disability related expenses. ▪ Funding is authorized by the student’s Case Manager. (Must be OSAP eligible)

14  Other financial assistance options continued  Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities ▪ Grant offers up to $2000 per academic year for students with permanent disabilities and is designed to off-set student loan amount. (Must be OSAP eligible).  Part-Time Canada Student Loan ▪ May offer up to $10,000 over the course of a student’s study term. Students receiving a part time student loan may also be eligible for the Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities.  Institutionally Funded Special Bursary (IFSB) ▪ May fund up to 2 courses per semester up to 75% and up to 100% of book expenses for part time students. Students with disabilities may also qualify for an additional $2000 of the Bursary for Student with Disabilities. ▪ Must be able to demonstrate financial need.  Support for Apprentices with Disabilities (SAWD) ▪ Covers a wide range of services such as tutoring, additional documentation, and disability-specific equipment. ▪ Available for students that are in Pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship, and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) programs.

15 Other financial assistance options include Must be OSAP eligible Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities Do not need to be OSAP eligible Support for Apprentices with Disabilities (SAWD) Tuition Fee Policy Part-Time Canada Student Loan Institution- ally Funded Special Bursary (IFSB)

16 Register with Accessible Learning Services early so that accommodations can be developed and arranged prior to beginning classes. Students must CAAPs to professors in order to receive accommodations. CAAPs must be renewed every 2 semesters. Students register for test/exam accommodations online. Students must register for testing accommodations at least seven days in advance of the test/exam date.

17 If you have your documentation Complete a Confidential Intake Form. If Assessment for Success (AFS) accommodations are required, student will attend a drop-in session with a Case Manager after today’s presentation. If AFS accommodations are not required, please see the Triage Support Officer to book an appointment with a Case Manager. If you do not have your documentation Complete a Confidential Intake Form. Obtain disability documentation from a Registered Healthcare Professional. Contact Accessible Learning Services to book an appointment with a Case Manager.


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