Learner Assistance Program
Are you experiencing difficulties in the classroom? If so, there is help available for you. The Learner Assistance Program (LAP) provides services to current and prospective students whose disabilities involve any number of conditions affecting mobility, vision, hearing, learning, physical or mental health. Students are responsible for providing current documentation of their disability (i.e. psychoeducational assessment). Students are encouraged to obtain a copy of the "Learner Assistance Program – Student Handbook" from the Counselling and Disability Services office or speak to a Disability Counsellor to gain further understanding of the services available to you.
Who Is Eligible?
Any student with special needs is eligible for assistance through our Learner Assistance Program. The list below includes some of the issues our previous students have faced:
- Deafness or hard of hearing
- Blindness or visual impairments
- Mobility impairments
- Physical Disabilities
- Learning Disabilities
- Brain Injuries
- Diagnosed Mental Health Disability
- Chronic health issues
- Temporary disabling conditions
It is the responsibility of the student to disclose that they have a disability.
Methods of disclosure:
1. On the Application for Admission form
2. Directly to the Disabilities Counsellor
3. Disclose your disability to a student advisor, your instructor, the chair of your department or your counsellor.
Services for Students
- Initial screening interview
- Classroom Support
- Development of an Individual Service Plan outlining educational accommodations
- Learning Strategies: identification of effective learning strategies
- Assistance with request for funding for assessment and exceptional educational costs
- Assistive Technology
- Study-skills workshops
- Writing Center
- Counselling (educational, self advocacy, career, and financial)
- Academic advising
- Consultations with learner, instructor and disabilities counsellor
Information regarding your disability is confidential. Although faculty and staff must be aware that a disability is present in order to provide accommodations, they only receive specific information about the nature of the disability at your request. Information will not be released about your disability without your written authorization.