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Summary of registration steps

Registration with the ACSD is a two step process:

  1. Review your eligibility and send the required documentation to acsd.intake@concordia.ca.
  2. After documentation is reviewed, you will be contacted for an intake appointment with an ACSD Advisor.

There could be up to a 5-day delay prior to an intake appointment being booked.

Deadlines to complete an intake appointment to access accommodations for final exams

  • Fall 2022: November 11, 2022

After registering with the ACSD, there could be up to a 5-day delay for the set-up of your exam accommodations. Deadlines for each step must be met for your accommodations to be set in time for your final exams. While we understand that your situation may be time sensitive, potential accommodations will only start after your intake appointment. Please send in your documentation ASAP.

Please note that all ACSD intake appointments will be conducted virtually.
Follow-up appointments can be either virtual or in-person, to be discussed and scheduled with your advisor.
We will not be holding in-person drop-in sessions at this time. Please see our workshop schedule for upcoming Q&A sessions.

Who can register with us

Students with a variety of disability conditions can register with us. Some examples are impairments related to hearing, mobility, and vision. Other conditions can include (but are not limited to):

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Chronic medical conditions (for example: Crohn's Disease, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, etc.)
  • Mental health conditions (for example: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, etc.)
  • Other neurodevelopmental disorders (for example: Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Global Developmental Delay, etc.)

We can also provide services and accommodations to students with temporary disability conditions that are generally the result of illness or injury.

Newly admitted students
Registration is available for newly admitted students. If you have previously received accommodations at your high school, college, CEGEP or university, please email us at acsd.intake@concordia.ca with your full name, Concordia ID and attach required documents as soon as you have accepted your offer of admission. 

Current students
Registration is available to all current Concordia students with sufficient documentation. Please email us at acsd.intake@concordia.ca with your full name, Concordia ID and attach required documents.

If you previously registered with the ACSD and are returning to Concordia after some time away, please contact acsdinfo@concordia.ca or your ACSD Advisor with your full name, Concordia ID and required documents to check the status of your registration.

Required documentation

In order to register with us, we need documentation with a clear statement of diagnosis along with the signature and contact information of a medical professional issuing the documentation.

Below are examples of documentation by disability category:

  • Learning disability: A psycho-educational assessment or neuropsychological report
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder: A psycho-educational assessment or neuropsychological report and/or a medical assessment
  • Medical conditions: A medical note or assessment issued within the past year which includes a diagnostic statement and/or a description of the functional limitations
  • Mental health conditions: Documentation issued within the past year which includes a diagnostic assessment or impression and a description of the functional limitations

Register with the Access Centre for
Students with Disabilities (ACSD)

Please send us a request by email and attach the required documents. 
We will contact you to book an appointment with an advisor.

Information for referring professionals

If you are a professional who is working with or has assessed the student, here are documentation guidelines to support the student’s request for services and academic accommodations.

Documentation provided by referring professionals should:

  • Be submitted on letterhead
  • Include the practitioner's name, title, phone/fax, mailing, and email addresses and signature
  • Indicate the length of time the student has been under the practitioner's care
  • Describe the nature of the medical condition/disability, along with a detailed explanation of its functional impact on academic performance, functioning or participation in academic activities
  • Provide sufficient detail so that appropriate academic accommodations can be determined
  • Include relevant test results
  • Identify side effects of medications that may adversely affect academic performance or participation

LD/ADHD Guidelines

Assessment and report guidelines for Learning Disability (LD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) 


Documenting medical conditions

Below are guidelines for documentation of chronic medical conditions, vision, mobility, hearing, hand or coordination impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Neurodevelopmental Disorders, as well as any other health-related conditions.


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Contact ACSD

514-848-2424, ext. 3525
acsdinfo@concordia.ca

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Location & hours

Sir George Williams Campus
GM 300.00 (see map)
1550 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mailing address
Access Centre for Students with Disabilities
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.
Room GM 300.00
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8

Related office

Loyola Exam Centre
AD-130 (see map)
7141 Sherbrooke St. West

514-848-2424, ext. 4562

 

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