Learning Assistance Resources FAQ

Choosing a post-secondary institution

When should I start looking into what ACAD offers for students with medical conditions/disabilities, at different post-secondary schools?

It’s a good idea to begin your investigation well before you apply to the institution, as services for students with disabilities and medical conditions can vary.

Students who are interested in attending ACAD can book an information session with one of our Learning Assistance Resources managers/Advisors to review documentation and discuss what may be possible and/or reasonable to expect. The Advisor will also tell you if more current documentation is required.

Contact learning.assistance@acad.ca or call 403.338.5513 to book this consultation session.

Additional information on transitioning from high-school to post-secondary, students with disabilities should consult these resources * from the Alberta Learning Information Service.

Where can find out more  about  the programs of study offered by ACAD?

The ACAD Academic Advisor will be able  to assist you in finding programs/courses/ majors, for undergraduate and graduate study. A description for every program is available at ACAD, including how the degree may be used as a stepping stone to graduate programs or other professional degrees: https://www.acad.ca/degrees- programs
Students can refer to https://www.acad.ca/future-students for additional information.


Registration and documentation

What information do I need to provide to Learning Assistance Resources to determine if I am eligible for services?

You can refer to “How to Register with Learning Assistance Resources” for more information on documentation guidelines. If you do not have formal documentation, or if you are unsure if the documentation you have  is sufficient,  you are encouraged to arrange an appointment with an Advisor to discuss next steps.

Will my confidential information/documentation that I provide to Student Accessibility Services remain private?

Learning Assistance Resources protects student information according to the guidelines established by the Freedom of Information and Protection (FOIP) Act. Any information/ documentation provided to our office is held in confidence, and  any disclosure of student disability to a third party cannot be made without the written consent of the student. If you wish to discontinue accessing our services at any point you can request for your documentation to be destroyed.


Accommodations

Do I have to disclose the nature of my disability to my instructors?

Disclosure is not a requirement for receipt of services from Learning Assistance Resources. If you are unsure about the pros and cons of disclosure, please schedule an appointment with your Advisor, at LAR.

If I use academic accommodations, will this appear on my transcripts?

No, there will be no record on your transcript that you used accommodations, or that you were registered with our office.