Congratulations! You are about to embark on an exciting journey! Student Accessibility Services is thrilled to assist in this endeavor and we hope to make the transition to post-secondary education for students with disabilities and/or medical conditions smooth and simple.
Many people assume that unless a disability is visible, it cannot be accommodated. At Student Accessibility Services we know that the majority of our students have invisible disabilities and we strive to find accommodations that will remove barriers and level the playing field. For some examples of invisible disabilities see the what does a student with a disability look like? Poster. To learn more about Student Accessibility Services please see our SAS brochure.
Transitioning To University
To aid students in the transition process, we have prepared a Transition Planner. This planner includes some common differences between high school and University, an outline of the information we require, and most importantly, contact information to connect with SAS. Through SAS, you will encounter eager and supportive staff who will work with you to make your time at Lakehead University a truly positive and valuable experience.
The Transition Resource Guide is a website that has been created to provide information about accessibility services at all colleges and universities in Ontario. Prospective students are encouraged to check out the website to learn more.
We have also created a Student Accessibility Services Showcase video containing a presentation and question and answer period with excellent questions from incoming students. In addition the video below is titled Transition Planning for Students with Disabilities, it contains more helpful information on the steps students who are applying to or accepted to Lakehead University should take in order to have a smooth transition to University with SAS.
Roles And Responsibilities Of Applicants
Now that students are entering post secondary education, they are responsible for their own education. Students must reach out to SAS on their own and be their own advocates. This doesn't mean their families cannot still help support them by attending meetings, it's just important to note that students themselves are responsible for reaching out to SAS to get their Academic Accommodations put in place.
See the Roles and Responsibilities of Applicants Document for further information.