Lifting the Barriers on Disability

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Centennial College

Centennial College is Ontario's first community college, it was established in 1966 and primarily serves the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses and seven satellite locations. Our college is best known for its record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. (source)

 

Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at Centennial College, is a confidential service that provides counselling, support, advocacy and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. If you have a documented learning disability, medical or mental health condition, physical, visual, hearing or mobility impairment, we can help. Applicants should contact us well in advance of classes to allow time to arrange for help. (source)

 

Academic Resources

The Centre for Students with Disabilities is here to assist all students registered with our services. Below is a list of some of the services we offer.

  • Accommodations for assessment procedures for college admission
  • Identifying appropriate *accommodations to meet academic and classroom requirements and collaborating with faculty to ensure appropriate accommodations
  • Disability counselling support
  • Learning Strategy Support
  • Adaptive Technology support
  • A range of specialized equipment and assistive devices for student use
  • Connect with publishers to assist students in getting access to books in alternative format (Kurzweil 3000, PDF, Microsoft Word, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Physical Resources to provide physical accommodations on campus such as access to designated parking spots
  • Transitional - pre and post college support services (Smart Services)
  • Dedicated resource support for students registered in apprenticeship programs
  • Facilitate when necessary the following:
    • Peer notetakers
    • Attendant care
    • Sign-language interpreters and/or computerized notetakers

*Courses are not modified at the college level; rather, to level the playing field students are provided with accommodations. These are based on assessments by a professional, such as a psychologist or medical doctor, that describe the students disability as well as the type of accommodations that the student might need.

What Type of Documentation is Needed/How do I Apply

Who to Contact
Step 1: Contact the CSD office located at the same campus your program is running.

Progress: 416-289-5000 ext. 2627
Ashtonbee: 416-289-5000 ext. 7252
Morningside: 416-289-5000 ext. 8025
Story Arts Centre: 416-289-5000 ext. 8664

Request an Appointment
Step 2: Request an appointment to see a Disabilities Counsellor.

Appropriate Documentation (Medical or Other)                                                                                                                                                  Step 3: a) Gather required supporting medical documentation prior to your appointment. Documents include:

  • Learning Disability, Specific Learning Disorder, Mild Intellectual Delay, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Acquired Brain Injury: all psycho-educational assessments, recent Individual Education Plans (IEP) and any accommodation letters (if applicable) provided from other post-secondary institutions
  • ADHD/ADD and Psychiatric Diagnosis (examples include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.): completed CSD medical verification form or psycho-educational assessment or psychiatric assessment
  • Chronic Medical Conditions, Mobility or Functional Limitations, Low vision or Blind: completed CSD medical verification form
  • Deaf, Deafened or Hard of Hearing: completed CSD medical verification form and audiology report

Step 3: b) Bring the following documents to your appointment:

  1. Supporting medical documentation (see above)
  2. Acceptance letter or Centennial College student card
  3. Confirmation of OSAP funding (if applicable)

Where to go for your Appointment
Step 4: Meet with a Disability Counsellor

Click here to find our campus locations.