Information for Parents

 Information for Parents

The transition to a post-secondary environment can be a significant adjustment, presenting new opportunities and challenges for every student. For many students, including those with disabilities, it is an opportunity to develop independence and exercise their autonomy. Accessibility Services supports this move towards independence and looks to the student to provide relevant information regarding past and present academic experience. It is the student who is the client of the Accessibility Services Department.  Therefore, preferred communication is with the student.

We expect the student to work collaboratively with their Accessibility Services Coordinator to determine accommodations. The legal obligation we have to the student under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act ([RSBC 1996] Chapter 165) dictates the degree to which parental involvement can occur. Parental involvement needs to take place within these boundaries.

Any student with a disability who is interested in having academic accommodations should initiate contact with Accessibility Services to begin the intake process.