Information for Students with Disabilities

The regulations and policies concerning accommodation for students with disabilities in the Clinical Psychology Graduate program are the same as those for graduate students in the Department of Psychology, and more generally, for all graduate students at Western.  As indicated by the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the University accommodates students with disabilities, subject to not compromising the academic integrity of the course or program.  The student informs the graduate chair of his/her disability after receiving a written "Offer of Admission".  The Student Development Center's Services for Student's with Disabilities office (SSD) assesses the disability and special needs and advises the graduate chair on the appropriate remedy.  Where the recommended relief entails an extraordinary expense or special equipment, students who are eligible for OSAP may receive support from an Ontario Ministry Bursary Fund that is administered by SSD and the University's Financial Services.  If there is still need, SSD should contact the program.  If the program cannot provide the relief, SSD should contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies who will review the case with all interested parties to seek remedy.

List of Documents available on the Western Web
Graduate Students with Disabilities (Section 12: Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar)
Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
Guide for Students with Disabilities (Ombuds Office at Western)

Relevant Websites at Western
Students with Disabilities (SDC website homepage)
Equity & Human Rights Services (website homepage)