Accommodated Learning Centre: Guide for New Students 

Please be aware that University of Lethbridge staff have been encouraged to work from home for the foreseeable future. Our team is prepared to work remotely and will be able to deliver most services to our campus community.

The ALC office does not currently have access to our main telephone line as we are working remotely. If you require assistance, please contact us via email at alc@uleth.ca and we will be happy to assist you.
 

Spring 2021 (January) Semester: Deadline for New Student Registration was March 23, 2021
Summer Sessions 2021 (May - August): New Student Intake Appointments will begin in March
Fall 2021 (September) Semester: New Student Intake Appointments will begin in July/August
 
If you are a student of the University of Lethbridge and would like to register for disability supports, the following are steps to help you prepare for your meeting:
 
  • How to Register Step-by-Step Guide - This guide includes all disability documentation requirements, as well as a step-by-step overview of the registration process.
  • Forms to be completed: New Student Intake Form & Consent Form
  • Please email "alc@uleth.ca" with your inquiry and the link to the Accommodated Learning Centre Submission Form will be provided as applicable.
  • Please do not email, mail, or fax your documents.
  • Students are encouraged to bring a copy of the permanent disability documentation requirements to their Medical Practitioner to serve as a reference guide. Providing this information to the Medical Practitioner will ensure that all requirements are indicated in the documentation. Please review "Step 1" of the How to Register Step-by-Step Guide to obtain a copy of the documentation requirements.

1. Obtain documentation highlighting your diagnoses from your:

  1. Doctor
  2. Psychiatrist
  3. Psychologist
  4. Medical Specialist

2. Good documentation will include:

  1. Diagnosis
  2. Frequency/Severity of Impact of diagnosis
  3. Recommendations for specific support

3. For fall semester, is best to book an appointment with us in July or August as:

  1. Student Loan program applications open
  2. Any tech/support can be arranged early in the academic year
  3. Further screening/referrals may be required

4. Prepare yourself for differences in support compared to high school:

  1. More independence
  2. More responsibility
  3. Less personal support time
  4. Increased demands/stressors
  5. Accommodations may differ from those provided at high school

5. If you are interested in AB Disability funding, you need to know that:

  1. Your disability must be permanent
  2. Documentation must include frequency/severity of impact
  3. You must have already applied for AB Student Loans
  4. Note: ADHD, general medical (asthma, diabetes), mental health conditions are often denied

6. Prior to attending our Centre, it can be beneficial to write a list of accommodations you previously received in order to discuss:

  1. What helped you
  2. What did not work well for you
  3. Other supports you would like to try

 


We are a friendly group who will work with you to create
academic accommodations that will help you to be successful. 
This can include referring you to other resources to make your experience at
the University of Lethbridge the best it can be.
We look forward to meeting you!