Regulated Health Care Professional's Guide to Completing the Functional Limitations
Assessment Form for Post-Secondary Students With a Disability
This section is to be completed and signed by the student PRIOR TO asking a
health care professional to complete this form.
Consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, students are not required to
disclose their disability diagnosis in order to register with Counselling and Accessibility
Services (CnAS) and to receive academic accommodation. However, the Ontario
Human Rights Commission recognizes that disability services offices such as CnAS
have expertise in dealing with accommodation issues specifically within in the academic
environment, and as such, play a vital role in the planning and implementation of the
individualized accommodation process. Students who want to disclose their diagnosis to
their Counsellor in the CnAS may do so.
Important Notes to Students
1. Current government funding programs such as the Ontario Student Assistance
Program (OSAP) and the Bursary for Students With Disabilities (BSWD) require
that you provide confirmation of a permanent or temporary disability in order to
receive financial services and supports under these programs. This confirmation
determines access to resources and supports under BSWD. The BSWD does not
require disclosure of a diagnosis to access supports and resources covered under
2. Students must provide written consent in order for the information on the
completed form to be shared with Counselling and Accessibility Services.
3. Students with a learning disability should provide copies of their
psychoeducational assessments to Counselling and Accessibility Services. If you
have concerns about this or do not have a psychoeducational assessment,
please discuss this with a counsellor.
4. In some cases it may be necessary to obtain additional information to help with
accommodation planning. If further information is required, written consent will
need to be provided in order to gather that information.
5. Temporary academic accommodations may be provided to students without
documentation of a functional limitation or disability. These academic
accommodations are implemented while students are collecting documentation to
implement an individualized accommodation plan. Please speak to a counsellor if
you wish to explore access to interim accommodations.
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