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Academic Accommodation for Students with Mental Health Disabilities – Findings and Recommendations

Academic Accommodation for Students with Mental Health Disabilities – Findings and Recommendations

Monday June 8th, 2015 from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Workshop Overview

The researchers will share the final results of their 30-month project on academic accommodations for students with mental health disabilities.  The presentation will focus on each of the three key goals of the project:

  1. Documentation Standards and Guidelines:  The researchers will share their recommendations which are the result of extensive consultations with stakeholders across the province, with the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and with best-practice sites in Canada and the UK.
  2. The Student Handbook on Post- Secondary Students with Mental Health DisabilitiesA guide to academic accommodations and managing your mental health while on Campus. Copies of this guide will be shared with the participants
  3. Information and training resources:   Two resources have been developed and will be shared with the participants:
    • Online training modules: Each of the eight short modules (3 to 5 minutes in length) addresses a specific accommodation issue and reflects best practice in how to accommodate students with mental health disabilities.  The topics covered in these modules address the needs of students, disability advisors, faculty members and administrators.   A selection of these modules will be shared with the participants
    • Student of Concern Chart:  This is a chart for faculty and staff which offers guidance on what to do in specific situations of concern.  The template can be adjusted to reflect practices and services at each specific institution.

Facilitators

Dr. Mike Condra, Director, Health, Counselling and Disability Services, Queen’s University

Eleanor Condra, Research Consultant, St. Lawrence College

Sarah Gauthier, Research Assistant

Helen Gillis, Research Assistant


Downloads:

Academic Accommodations PowerPoint Download File
Accommodating Students Handbook Download File
Behaviour of concern chart (Empty) Download File
Behaviour of concern chart (Filled) Download File
College Documentation Handout Download File
University Documentation Handout Download File
Functional Limitation Form Download File
Developing Documentation Standards and Guidelines for Academic Accommodations Download File
Video Series Accessible Version Download File