To register with our services, we require documentation in the form of psycho-educational assessments or medical documentation from a health professional that is dated within the past 5 years. Your documentation must identify a permanent or temporary disability.
We provide accommodations based on the recommendations in each student’s documentation. We cannot accept IEPs alone. You can send your documentation through email (email@example.com), fax (902-585-1093) or mail (Accessible Learning Services, Box 189, Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6).
Please complete the intake packet (PDF), which includes an academic skills survey. The survey allows us to see what you would like to work on in addition to developing a semester plan on how to build these skills.
If your documentation is older than five years and you are in the process of obtaining new documentation, you can register with Accessible Learning Services provided:
The information that Acadia University collects from you will remain confidential unless:
It is important to note that registering with our services does not appear on your transcript or school record.
The term “Permanent disability” applies to a range of disabilities including physical, psychological, medical and or cognitive/learning disorders. Sometimes students automatically associate having a permanent disability strictly with having a visible or physical disability; however, this is a misconception that often prevents students who have varying forms of disabilities beyond physical ones (psychological or cognitive, for example) from accessing the services and accommodations for which they are, in fact, eligible.