Who can register for Accessible Learning Services (ALS)?
George Brown College students who have a permanent or temporary disability or who suspect they have a disability and are awaiting an assessment are eligible to receive academic accommodations from Accessible Learning Services. We also work with students who suspect they may have a disability or who are currently undergoing assessment.
Permanent disability is a documented disability that is expected to be ongoing in nature and will require accommodations throughout the student’s time in college.
Example - A diagnosed learning disability is considered a permanent disability.
Temporary disability is a documented disability requiring accommodation that has a recognized endpoint.
Example — a student with a broken arm may require note-taking services while they are healing.
Interim accommodations may be available if you are experiencing a serious medical or mental health concern for the first time.
How to register
Please provide the following documentation:
- A completed copy of the fillable Accessible Learning Services confidential registration form.
- A completed copy of the fillable Accessible Learning Services confidential Medical Verification & Functional Limitations Report, completed by a regulated healthcare professional.
Note: The Medical Verification Report may be completed for all disabilities except for Learning Disabilities, where a copy of the student’s latest Psychoeducational Assessment is required.
Students may additionally submit a copy of their most recent Individual Education Plan (IEP), if applicable, but the IEP will not be accepted as the only source of documentation.
Please email your registration form and disability documentation to Accessibility Learning Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessible Learning Services will also accept other forms of disability documentation.
Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)
If you are applying for OSAP, you will find the OSAP Disability Verification Form on the OSAP website. Complete that form by following the OSAP instructions. Make a copy of that form and then submit it to our office as your disability documentation. Verification of a permanent disability through OSAP will be needed to access the Bursary for Students with Disabilities and the Canada Study Grant.
What happens next?
The Intake Coordinator will email you to confirm your registration with Accessible Learning Services. Our Welcome Desk will send a follow-up email offering available appointment times and dates for meeting with our Accessibility Consultant to set up your academic and test accommodations.
Placement and Pre-Admission Testing
Please let us know if you are required to write a pre-admission test, a placement test, any English or Math assessments, or any other assessments. Accessible Learning Services will arrange accommodations for these tests or assessments once you have registered with our service.