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

Documentation requirements, listed alphabetically by disability/condition type, include:

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

An up-to-date psycho-educational assessment is highly recommended. A report completed by a psychologist, psychiatrist or physician that includes the following information, as per the DSM-V, may also be accepted:

A: Date of ASD diagnosis

B: Comprehensive information regarding limitations, including detailed information on academic skills, executive functioning, social-emotional skills, behaviour and daily living skills.

C: Information on any testing completed and the inclusion of subtest scores

D: Information on any co-existing conditions

E: Treatment information

F: Medication side effects (if applicable)

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

H: Reasonable accommodations or supports to be considered

I: Practitioner credentials including licence number

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