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Student Wellness and Accessibility

We are here to help

At St. Lawrence College (SLC), we work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to provide access and support to students through a range of Student Wellness & Accessibility Services.

Seeking disability-related supports and/or accommodations?

Connect with Accessibility Services

Step #1: Gather Relevant Documentation

Documentation Requirements

St. Lawrence College supports student with permanent and/or temporary disabilities. Interim accommodations may be provided to students who are being assessed or waiting on documentation.

Under the Ontario Human Rights Code, it is not a requirement to provide a specific diagnosis to access accommodations and support services. Disclosure of a diagnosis may be required for some government financial aid programs for students with disabilities.

If you have a learning disability, you need a current psycho-educational assessment completed by a Psychologist or Psychological Associate (within the last 5 years or as an adult), confirming your functional limitations.

If you have physical or mental health concerns (examples listed below), your regulated health care practitioner can complete the Confirmation of Disability Form, or provide similar documentation confirming your functional limitations.

  • acquired brain injury
  • hearing impairment (deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing)
  • medical condition
  • mental health diagnosis (e.g. depression, anxiety, ADHD, ASD)
  • physical disability or mobility impairment
  • vision impairment (blind or partially sighted)

Please Note:

  • An IEP provides background information, but does not confirm a disability or related functional limitations.
  • A regulated health care practitioner is someone who is capable of providing confirmation of a disability and providing the functional limitations that may affect your academic functioning.
  • Requests for retroactive accommodations for students with disabilities are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Do you have questions? Contact our tri-campus email at accessibility@sl.on.ca for more information.

Step #2: Book an Intake Appointment
  • WHEN can you meet with us?

We encourage you to connect with us and book an appointment as soon as possible. For example, if you are starting classes in September, please book with us in early May.

  • HOW can you book your appointment?

Call or drop by your campus to book an appointment with us:

Step #3: Apply for financial aid and disability-related funding

To Apply for Financial Aid through Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP), visit the OSAP website.

You may qualify for disability-related grants and bursaries that can support services and equipment.

Please contact your campus Financial Aid Office for more information:

  • Kingston: 613.544.5400, ext. 1185, 1507 or 1287
  • Brockville: 613.345.0660, ext. 3230
  • Cornwall: 613.933.6080, ext. 2709

St. Lawrence College is committed to making our resources usable by all people, whatever their abilities or disabilities.This information will be made available in alternative format upon request to accessibility@sl.on.ca

A guide for students registered with SLC Accessibility Services

It is recommended that all students who are registered with Accessibility Services read this handbook.

Alternative Format Textbooks for SLC Students:

Students that are registered with Student Wellness & Accessibility may be eligible for alternative format textbooks based on their disability. If you are eligible, you will need to submit a request for the textbooks that you require in alternative format every semester.

Steps to request:

Step 1:  Obtain a copy of your SLC Booklist

This document can be found by logging into the student portal at slc.me. From the homepage, find "Academics" in the top navigation bar, and click on "Booklists/Learning Materials"." Search the booklists by campus and semester.

  • Save a copy to your computer/device. This can be uploaded with the online form.

Step 2:  Obtain a copy of proof that you have purchased the textbooks that you require in altformat

Your book receipt(s) is preferred.

  • A scan or clear photo of your receipt, or forwarded email receipt is acceptable. This can be uploaded with the online form.

If you do NOT have your book receipt, please contact altmedia@sl.on.ca.

Step 3: Complete Alternative Textbook Request Form

  • Complete the online form. The above 2 items can be uploaded with this form before submitting.

If you need assistance, please contact the Altmedia Technician at altmedia@sl.on.ca.

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

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What is TAO

A Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is  is digital platform with mobile app designed to support your well-being by teaching life skills, building resilience, and encouraging positive growth. Whether you are struggling with relationship challenges, sadness, pain management, substance abuse, or other stressors, TAO empowers you to take charge of your life.
 
TAO includes over 150 brief, effective educational sessions, videos, interactive exercises, practice tools, progress measures, numerous resources and a mindfulness library that help with understanding and modifying thought patterns and learning healthy ways to manage life’s challenges.
 
With just 15 minutes a day - anytime 24/7 - on your phone, tablet, or computer you will be on your way towards achieving optimum wellness in your life. It can be used anonymously on its own to support your mental health, or in conjunction with counselling.
 
TAO is available to all students, staff and faculty of St. Lawrence College.

Go to ca.taoconnect.org to register for, or log into, your TAO account.

TAO is Designed for You

Stressed out? Looking to address bad habits? Need help with time management? Going through a bad breakup? TAO can help!

TAO is an online suite of tools meant to teach life skills, build resilience, and encourage positive growth. TAO’s evidence-based educational modules are comprised of brief videos, interactive games, and mindfulness exercises meant to help you recognize and confront negative thoughts and behaviors. With just 15 minutes a day on your phone, tablet, or computer you will be on your way towards achieving optimum wellness in your life.

Here Are The Steps to Get Started in TAO

Students now go ca.taoconnect.org and either select create an account or register for an account.

You can use TAO on any web platform, or you can download the app from the App Store or the Google Play.

Contact Us

Room 01230
Phone: 613.544.5400 ext. 5504
Fax: (613) 548.7793
wellness@sl.on.ca

Room 100
Phone: 613.345.0660, ext. 3154 or ext. 3111
Fax: (613) 345.7871
wellness@sl.on.ca

Room M1461
Phone: 613.933.6080, ext. 2709
wellness@sl.on.ca

Book an appointment with an Accessibility Advisor or Counsellor

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