Accessible Learning Services Group Information and Registration Session Agenda About Accessible Learning Services Registering Role of Case Manager Student Responsibilities Documentation Statement of Confidentiality Accommodations Confidential Academic Accommodation Plan Booking Tests/Exams Assessments for Success Financial Assistance What Now? Confidentiality Accessible Learning Services at Mohawk College is a confidential service. The documentation you bring to the Case Manager is held in a confidential file with Accessible Learning Services. Confidential information is shared only with student consent. It is your choice with whom your information is shared. Limits to Confidentiality. Please Note: This is not a confidential forum; please bring specific concerns to your Case Manager. Statement of Confidentiality Consent Internal Consent: You will be asked to sign a consent form so that your Case Manager can advocate for you to Mohawk College Faculty and Staff who can also support your academic goals. Those people may include: Your instructors Your Program Coordinator Financial Aid, Registration Center etc. External Consent: Accessible Learning Services requires you provide specific consent in order for us to speak with the following individuals: Parents/Partners/Family Community Agencies Anyone else who may ask for information regarding you Review and initial all parts of the Statement of Confidentiality Form Registering with Accessible Learning Services Confirmed applicants or registered students who have or suspect they have a: Physical or medical disability Mental health condition Learning disability Acquired brain injury Or who are: Deaf, deafened or hard of hearing Blind, partially sighted Documentation Accessible Learning Services requires documentation of disability to provide the appropriate level of accommodations and services. Please refer to the Disability Documentation Guidelines available online. If you suspect you have a Learning Disability, please complete the Delta Screener available at this workshop. If you suspect you have a disability other than a Learning Disability, please consult with your primary physician. Documentation Role of the Case Manager Collaborate with students to develop a personal program of services and accommodations. Offer guidance on financial issues specific to students with disabilities. Promote independence by counselling on disability issues. Counsel for transition to the workplace, other postsecondary programs, or community programs. Student Responsibilities 1. Identify needs to Accessible Learning Services. 2. Know what your documentation says and be work to address impact of disability in college. 3. Prepare to discuss your program goals, strengths, challenges. 4. Email your Confidential Academic Accommodation Plan to your professors. 5. Schedule your tests and exams through the online scheduling system. Accommodations Accommodations are: • “special arrangements made so that persons with disabilities can fully participate." - Ontario Human Rights Code Typical Test Accommodations Typical Classroom Accommodations Extra time Separate Room Reader and/or Scribe Computer and/or adaptive technology Digital recording of lectures Peer and/or Computerized Note taker Access to Overheads/Slides shown in class Support Persons such as Sign Language Interpreters (if funding available) Confidential Academic Accommodation Plan (CAAP) Developed by you and your Case Manager. Outlines accommodations needed. Your communication tool with professors. Email to your professors using, “Emailing of CAAP Guidelines.” Revisions can be made as needed during a semester. Must be renewed each semester! Confidential Academic Accommodation Plan Testing Accommodations MUST have a current CAAP in order to book tests/exams. Register for test and exam accommodations through MocoMotion. Staff in A124, Fennell Accessible Learning Services Testing Centre, offer group training sessions and one-to-one support as needed with Online Test Booking Procedures. At STARRT, IAHS, and Branford campus, students can contact their Case Manager with questions. Must be scheduled AT least SEVEN days in advance. Testing Accommodations To find the online test booking procedures and system: 1. Log-on to MocoMotion 2. Click Student Academics Tab 3. Scroll down to Accessible Learning Services for Students 4. Choose, “Click Here to Book Test/Exam” Supports at Accessible Learning Services Learning Strategist •Develops strategies with students to maximize strengths to compensate for areas of challenge. •Teaches students how their disability impacts on their learning in a post-secondary environment. Adaptive Technology •Equipment or software used to support working independently and maximize strengths. •Assessment and Training provided. Alternate Format Production •CD, large print, Braille, MP3, Kurzweil. Supports at Accessible Learning Services Attendant Services •Students are responsible for ensuring they register with a local service provider and have all services in place prior to attending classes. •Attendant Services Information Sheet is online or by contacting Accessible Learning Services. Computerized Note-Taker and Interpreters •For students who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing •Accessible Learning Services coordinates this. •Early identification (4-6 weeks prior to semester start) is suggested to ensure that arrangements are in place for start of semester. •Late registration with Accessible Learning Services may mean that all arrangements are not in place for the start of classes. Assessments for Success Evaluate incoming students’ communication and mathematic skills. Results do not impact your acceptance to a college program. For all first year students. Testing accommodations are available through Accessible Learning Services. Contact Accessible Learning Services early so that accommodations can be made. Financial Assistance Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) Many bursaries and scholarships are tied to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). If accessing ODSP and OSAP, you are encouraged to speak with Financial Aid. Accessible Learning Services recommends that all students apply for the OSAP whether they believe they will receive these funds or not. Students should make an appointment to see his/her Case Manager once OSAP is either approved or denied. You can apply online for OSAP at: https://osap.gov.on.ca Full Time Students Canada Access Grant: Up to $2000 per year for students with permanent disabilities and is designed to off-set student loan amount. To receive this grant you must apply for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). The Bursary for Students with Disabilities May access to up to $10,000 for each academic year. Provides funding for disability-related expenses such equipment and software, tutoring, psychoeducational assessments. Authorized by the student’s Case Manager. A student will not be reimbursed for purchases made without the approval of his/her Case Manager. Additional Funding Options Continuing/Distance Education Students: Ontario Special Bursary Program Up to $2500 per academic year. Students with disabilities may also qualify for an additional $2000 of the Bursary for Students with Disabilities funding. Part Time Students: Part-Time Canada Student Loan Up to $10,000 over the course of study. May be eligible for Canada Access Grant. Student Apprentices: Student Apprentices With Disabilities (SAWD) For students in Pre-Apprenticeship, Apprenticeship, and Ontario Youth Apprenticeship (OYAP) programs. Covers a wide range of services and support such as tutoring, psychoeducational assessments, and disability-specific equipment. Other Bursaries and Scholarships Mohawk College offers a wide range of additional general bursaries and scholarships. To find out what bursaries and scholarships are offered and how to apply, please go to: 1. 2. 3. www.mohawkcollege.ca Student Services Financial Aid Tuition Fee Policy for Students With Disabilities Available as an option for students who reduce their course load as an accommodation. Must have disability documentation to support reduced course load. Students may be eligible for a reduced fee after full program fees have been paid. Does not covered failed courses. Booking Appointments Scheduled appointment times are for students registered with Accessible Learning Services. Schedule early as availability may take time due to high numbers of students. Call 905-575-2211 to cancel any scheduled appointment that you cannot attend. Drop-In Appointments Offered on a “First come, first seen” basis. All Case Managers and Learning Strategists have daily “Drop-In” times. Quick sessions (up to 15 minutes) to ask a question, solve a small problem, drop off material etc. Not reserved or pre-booked. Five Things to Remember 1. Register with Accessible Learning Services EARLY 2. 3. 4. 5. so that your accommodations can be developed and arranged prior to you beginning classes. You must email your CAAP to your instructors in order to receive accommodations. Your CAAP MUST be renewed every semester so that you can access testing and other accommodations. You register for test/exam accommodations online through MocoMotion. You must register for testing accommodations at least SEVEN DAYS in advance of the test/exam date. For More Information About Accessible Learning Services For more information Accessible Learning Services, you can go to: 1. 2. 3. www.mohawkcollege.ca Click on Student Services Click on Accessible Learning Services Questions?