Students wishing to register with the SAAC to receive reasonable accommodations must provide the SAAC with a medical document or a psycho-educational evaluation issued by an authorized Quebec-licensed professional. Authorized professionals can include:
- a physician (medical)
- a psychologist or neuro-psychologist
- a speech therapist
- an optometrist
- an audiologist
- a guidance counsellor holding the appropriate training certificate issued by the professional order to which he or she belongs
- a nurse with the experience and training required by the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec
The document must contain a clearly stated diagnosis, as well as the name, signature and license number of the professional and the date of the evaluation.
- An Individual Educational Plan (IEP)
- Documents containing the following statements: compatible with, appears to, symptoms of, hypothesis of, presents itself as, seems to be, resembles, or any other non-specific statement.
- Reference to another document containing a diagnosis.
It is strongly suggest that students verify their documentation to ensure it meets the requirements and, if needed, contact the professional who issued the document and ask for an addendum or confirmation attesting to a diagnosis.
AccessAbility counsellors are unable to formally diagnose students.