In order to receive disability-related academic accommodations, a student must be registered with the Meighen Centre.

Documentation requirements may vary depending on functional limitations. Information on medical documentation required for registration is listed below. This is general information only. Meighen Centre staff can provide more information on registration and required documentation.

AD/HD

We will accept CADDRA proposed documentation and as such it should include:

A: A comprehensive physical history paying particular attention to disorders that may mimic the symptoms of ADHD – blood tests may be ordered to rule out any thyroid and kidney issues.

B: A personal and family history of mental health disorders paying particular attention to disorders that may mimic the symptoms of ADHD – anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse issues and personality disorders.

C: A personal and family history of cardiac issues.

D: A review of childhood symptoms – for a diagnosis to occur symptoms must have been present by the age of 12. If possible, a review of old report cards or a discussion with parents can be helpful.

E: Rating scales of symptoms completed by the adult being assessed and a significant other - those with ADHD are not always best at recognizing their own symptoms and areas where they have difficulties in functioning.

 More info can be found at:
https://caddac.ca/adhd/understanding-adhd/in-adulthood/assessment-diagnosis/
 

 Additional info for your physician can be found at:
 https://caddac.ca/adhd/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Instructions-for-Chart-of-ADHD-Symptoms.pdf  

Hearing impairment

A current audiogram completed by a certified audiologist must be submitted as well as information on the following:

A: The severity and permanence of the impairment

B: Symptomology

C: An overview of any functional limitations present due to the impairment

D: Medication side effects (if applicable)

E: Equipment or devices used or recommended (if applicable)

F: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

G: Practitioner credentials including licence number

Medical condition/Chronic illness

A report completed by a physician or other licensed medical practitioner with knowledge of the condition/disability must be submitted and include the following information:

A: The severity and permanence of the condition/disability

B: If the condition should be regularly monitored/reassessed

C: An overview of any functional limitations present due to the condition/disability

D: Information on any co-existing conditions

E: Medication side effects (if applicable)

F: Equipment or devices used or recommended (if applicable)

G: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

H: Practitioner credentials including licence number

Mental illness

The Meighen Centre Mental Health Documentation Form or a report completed by a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist or physician must be submitted and include the following information: 

A: Confirmation that a disability exists (including diagnosis only with student consent)

B: The severity and permanence of the condition

C: If the condition should be regularly monitored/reassessed

D: Treatment information

E: An overview of any functional limitations present due to the condition

F: An overview of any social/emotional/mental/behavioural considerations (if applicable)

G: Medication side effects (if applicable)

H: Equipment or devices used or recommended (if applicable)

I: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

J: Practitioner credentials including licence number 

Neurological disability

A report completed by a neurologist, psychiatrist or physician must be submitted and include the following information

A: The severity and permanence of the condition

B: If the condition should be regularly monitored/reassessed

C: An overview of any functional limitations present due to the condition

D: An overview of any social/emotional/mental/behavioural considerations (if applicable)

E: Medication side effects (if applicable)

F: Equipment or devices used or recommended (if applicable)

G: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

H: Practitioner credentials including licence number

Physical disability

A report completed by a physician, occupational therapist, or other licensed medical professional having knowledge on the disability must be submitted and include the following information:

A: The severity and permanence of the condition

B: If the condition should be regularly monitored/reassessed

C: An overview of any functional limitations present due to the condition

D: Information on any co-existing conditions

E: Medication side effects (if applicable)

F: Equipment or devices used or recommended (if applicable)

G: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

H: Practitioner credentials including licence number

 Temporary disability

The Meighen Centre provides accommodations to students with temporary disabilities based on the existence of any functional limitations. Documentation is required. The student should be in contact with the Meighen Centre for information on required documentation.

Visual impairment

A report completed by a certified ophthalmologist or optometrist must be submitted and include the following information:

A: The severity and permanence of the impairment

B: The patient's visual acuity and visual field

C: An overview of any functional limitations present due to the impairment

D: Medication side effects (if applicable)

E: Equipment or devices used or recommended (if applicable)

F: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

G: Practitioner credentials including licence number