Adapted Services

Adapted Services

Purpose

To provide students who have special needs, accommodations and support in order to foster their integration and success in learning, both in general education or continuing education. 

The services

The Adapted Services Counsellor's role is to:

  • Provide the necessary accommodations for the students who have special needs, in order to foster their integration, as well as success in their learning, both in general education or continuing education
  • Support teachers and all other staff members who work with students with disabilities

For whom

  • Student with sensory disabilities (visual impairment / hearing impairment)
  • Student with physical disabilities or with mobility impairment (cerebral palsy / spina bifida / ataxia / etc.)
  • Student with learning disabilities (dyslexia / dysorthographia / dyscalculia / cognition / ADHD)
  • Student with neurological disabilities (autism spectrum disorder / TCC / multiple sclerosis / dysphasia / etc.)
  • Student with organic problems (cancer / diabetes / fibromyalgia / chronic fatigue / migraine / etc.)
  • Student with a persistent mental health disorder (anxiety disorder / mood disorder / eating disorder / borderline personality disorder / etc.)
  • Student with a temporary disability (injuries / sickness / medical treatment / etc.) have difficulties, questions or concerns about

 

What accommodations can you get?

Accommodations are determined according to your particular needs and the capacity of the college to provide particular measures.

The purpose of adapted services is to help palliate the impacts of your limitation, disability or condition associated with your diagnosis, namely, by putting the right accommodation(s) into place (example: extra time for exams, specialized software, adapted room, etc.) and by supporting you in the development of strategies.  

How do I apply to receive services? 

If you are asking for adapted services for the first time at St. Lawrence, you must, first and foremost, submit your diagnostic paperwork by MIO to keyword, ‘adapted services’. This is a paper or an evaluation done by a qualified health care professional (ex: family doctor, neuro-psychologist, psychiatrist, speech language pathologist, etc) that indicates your diagnosis (such as the ones listed above). This paperwork is necessary for a file to be open in adapted services. You may send in your high school IEP as well, but it cannot replace the diagnostic paper.  

Once this is received, a member of the adapted services team will contact you through MIO to set up an appointment to do an assessment of your accommodation needs with you. Please note that there may be delays in getting an appointment, especially at the beginning of each semester. Send in your paperwork as soon as possible!  

Please note that adaptations are not transferred from high school to CEGEP as the system is different, hence the need for an assessment from the CEGEP's adapted services counselor.  

Let us know if you have any questions- We're here to help! 

The adapted services team