Colleges and Universities provide accommodations to students through their accessibility programs when students have been deemed eligible. To become eligible, a diagnostic psychoeducational assessment needs to be conducted and a student must be or have been diagnosed with a learning disorder by a qualified psychologist within the previous 3 years leading up to admission to College or University.
If a student has previously undergone a psychoeducational assessment and been diagnosed with a learning disorder prior to the 3 years leading up to post secondary education, the student will need an updated assessment. This is due to the fact that developmental changes can affect the way in which a student learns. Previous IEP’s and/or IPRC’s are unfortunately not an acceptable means of being accommodated at most Universities and Colleges in Ontario and updated testing would be required.
Students who require an updated psychoeducational assessment for post secondary accommodations may be eligible to receive funding through the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD) and/or through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)