AlertREGISTERING FOR SAAC SERVICES – FALL 2021

Students who wish to register and review their eligibility with the Student AccessAbility Centre (SAAC) are encouraged to visit our “Registering for SAAC services” webpage for information and are asked to complete the Online Pre-Intake form as soon as possible.  Once we receive the completed form, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment with a SAAC counsellor.

Note: Students who have had accommodations with the SAAC in past semesters and have not requested their Fall 2021 accommodations online will need to contact aasecretary@dawsoncollege.qc.ca to schedule an appointment with their counsellor.

DEADLINE: November 19, 2021

 

Our role and the services we provide

We offer a variety of services to meet the needs of students with documented disabilities and for whom the disability significantly and persistently impacts their learning.  Services are available for students registered in day or evening credit courses.

We provide reasonable accommodations for students with a diagnosis of hearing, visual, motor or organic impairments, learning disabilities, neurological and/or mental health disorders.  Services are also offered to students who, due to an accident or illness, will require temporary support.

Reasonable accommodations are determined by an AccessAbility Counsellor based on medical/psychological documentation provided by the student. The intention is to provide the student an equal opportunity to learn and to demonstrate their knowledge. Students registered with the SAAC do not receive a modified curriculum and are held to the same standards as their peers.

Some of the accommodations offered by the SAAC are:

  • A quiet space to write tests/exams
  • Extended time for tests/exams or stop time
  • Use of a computer/laptop
  • Alternative formats of texts or documents
  • Specialized equipment and/or software
  • Peer note-takers
  • Faculty liaison
  • Reduced course load
  • Support from a special education technician
  • Support from an attendant
  • Referral to other college resources
  • Etc.

Questions? Please contact us:

Reception


Last Modified: September 28, 2021