The Student Disability Office will request from the student, current appropriate documentation of your disability from an appropriate certified professional. High school IPP’s are not sufficient documentation of a disability at the college level.
If you plan to access accommodations while attending Olds College or are currently registered and have a documented disability, you may be eligible to receive accommodations. Please contact the Student Disability Office, Sandra Griffin at Olds College at your earliest convenience and book an appointment.
The mandate of the Student Disability Advisor is to work with students and instructors to identify and remove any barriers which prevent students with documented disabilities from achieving their full potential and to allow them to interact with other students on an equitable basis. Students, Instructors, and Tutors have a tool box that tell you how and where to access the supports Olds College offers.
Do I Qualify?
Students who register with the Student Disability Advisor may be eligible for one or more accommodations, services and assistive technology depending on the nature of the disability and the information provided in your documentation. Types of documented disabilities include but are not limited to the following:
Steps to Register as a student with disabilities
Is there funding?
Securing and coordinating of funding for accommodation is a cooperative effort between the student and the Student Disability Office . Disability related accommodations may be covered by grants administered through Olds College provincial grants, Student Finance, Schedule 4 Grants for Equipment and Services, WCB, or private insurance companies. However, this process may take 3 to 4 months of advanced planning and coordination of many components.
Please Register before the semester starts so that we can assist you in getting services and supports in place prior to the start of the semester.
Student and Apprentice strategy's and extra tools for post secondary success.
Forms for students, staff and tutors to book the necessary supports or accommodations required for the registered student with disabilities.
Once the student has been accepted into their program at Olds College, they should book an appointment with the Student Disability Office to discuss accommodations.
Accommodations that are often described in documented assessments may include the following types of services:
These accommodations often are based on the documentation identified by a professional in the field: e.g. Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Doctor, Specialist, etc.