Registering with SAS

If you would like to register with Student Accessibility Services, please request an intake appointment online.

If you require assistance or have questions, please contact SAS by phone 905-525-9140 ext.28652 or email sas@mcmaster.ca.

To register with SAS, please visit the SAS Student Portal, select “Request an Intake Appointment” and complete the registration form.

    • You will receive a telephone call or email to schedule your intake appointment within 2 business days.
    • You will receive an email confirming the date and time of your intake appointment, including an Assessment of Functional Impairment (AFI) for you to complete.
    • To prepare for your intake appointment, please upload your Assessment of Functional Impairment (AFI) and medical documentation (refer to note below) to Upload Documentation” on the Student Portal.
      • Important Note: Please fill out your medical documentation in Adobe Acrobat, as the signing function will only work in Acrobat.
      • To open this file in Acrobat: right click the medical documentation link and select “Save Link As” then “Adobe Acrobat” (PC) or “Download Linked File As”  (Mac). Save to your desktop and fill it out.
      • If you need assistance to fill out this form, please contact the front desk. 
    • Please refer to the Medical Documentation Guide below for more information.
  • Medical Documentation Guide

    Disability

    Type of Documentation Validation

    Health Care Provider

    Learning Disability Full Psycho-educational Assessment Within Last Five Years^ – Psychiatrist
    – Psychologist
    – Psychological Associate
    Autism Spectrum Disorders Full Psycho-educational Assessment Within Last Five Years^ – Psychiatrist
    – Psychologist
    – Psychological Associate
    ADD/ADHD Psycho-educational AssessmentMedical Report* Within Last Five Years^ – Psychiatrist
    – Psychologist
    – Psychological Associate
    – Family Physician
    Mental Health
    Disability
    – SAS In-House Form
    – Mental Health Assessment
    – Doctor’s Letter
    Within Last Five Years^ – Psychiatrist
    – Psychologist
    – Family Physician
    – Or other as appropriate
    Acquired Brain
    Injury
    Neuro-psychological Assessment Within Last Five Years^ – Neurologist
    – Neuropsychologist
    Blind/Visually
    Impaired
    – CNIB Registration Number**
    – Doctor’s Letter
    CNIB Registration Date or Within Last Five Years^ – CNIB
    – Ophthalmologist
    – Optometrist
    – Family Physician
    Deaf/Hard
    of Hearing
    – Full Audiology Report
    – Doctor’s Letter
    Within Last Five Years^ – Audiologist
    – Family Physician
    Central Auditory
    Processing Disorder
    Audiology Report Within Last Five Years^ – Audiologist
    – Family Physician
    Chronic Medical
    Condition
    – SAS In-House Form
    – Medical Assessment
    – Doctor’s Letter
    Within Last Five Years^ – Family Physician
    – Specialist Physician
    Physical Disability – SAS In-House Form
    – Medical Assessment
    – Doctor’s Letter
    Within Last Five Years^ – Family Physician
    – Specialist Physician

^ – Documentation normally within the last five years, but will be evaluated case by case

* – Should outline history, areas of weakness, strengths, and difficulties

** – If legally blind

 

  • Winter term 2021 appointments will occur via video conference or phone.
  • Refer to email confirming your appointment for a link to your video conference.
  • During this appointment, you and your Program Coordinator will review the accommodation process and complete assessment to determine academic accommodation.

No-Show Policy for Booked Appointments

  • Please attend your appointment on time, to allow for a full assessment of your accommodation requests.
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled appointment, please provide 24-hour advance notice.
  • Refer to the SAS No-Show Policy for late cancellations/no-show.