Requesting Accommodation Services

Once you’ve applied and been accepted into your program of choice, contact a team member to meet up and create an accommodation plan. This should be at least 6-8 weeks before the start of classes. Contact the Student Support and Accessibility Office (SSAO) if you have any questions about disability and accommodation services at King’s, whether you are a current or prospective student!

Follow these steps to request accommodation at King's

  1. Complete the Request for Accommodations Once received, the SSAO will contact you to make an appointment with one of our coordinators.
  2. Gather and submit related supporting medical documentation about your learning, physical, sensory, or psychological disability. Please ensure that your documentation is current. If you are unsure of your specific documentation requirements, or if you do not have documentation, review the chart below to help you determine what type of documentation is required. Submit documentation to the SSAO by email or mail to ensure confidentiality.
  3. Once the Request for Accommodations form and medical documentation are submitted, attend your appointment with one of the Student Support and Accessibility Coordinators to review your documentation, determine appropriate support services, and discuss funding eligibility.
  4. If your accommodations require financial assistance, complete a student loan application – applications open in June for the upcoming school year. Applications for funding can take time to process, so the sooner you apply the better, as some accommodations may not be administered until funding has been received. An SSAO coordinator can help you with this process.
  5. Receive your Letter of Accommodation after your appointment with the SSAO Coordinator.
  6. Deliver your Letter of Accommodation to each of your professors at the beginning of each semester and discuss your individual needs and accommodations with them.
  7. Keep in touch with the Student Support and Accessibility Coordinators to ensure that accommodations are meeting your academic needs.
  8. Make a new appointment with the SSAO prior to each academic year that you attend Kings. Letters of Accommodation memos are not automatically updated and must be requested prior to the beginning of the start of each year at King's within 10 days of the first day of class.

Documentation Requirements

Type of Disability Documentation Requirements
Deaf, Hearing Impaired
  • Audiologist report, or
  • Letter from physician with an explanation of the degree of hearing loss
Blind, Visually Impaired
  • Specialist's report, or
  • Letter from physician with a description of the functional limitations
Learning Disability
  • Psycho-Educational report from a psychologist, or
  • Neuro-psychological report
Speech
  • Speech language pathologist's report
Mobility Impairment
  • Specialist's report, or
  • Letter from physician with explanation of nature of disability as functional limitation
ADD/ADHD
  • Psychologist's report, or
  • Neuro-psychological report, or
  • Letter from a psychiatrist, or
  • Letter from a physician with details about the diagnosis
Psychiatric or Psychological
  • Psychologist's report with DSM diagnosis
  • Letter from a psychiatrist with DSM diagnosis
  • Letter from a physician with details about diagnosis including DSM
Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Psychologist's report
  • Letter from a psychiatrist
Brain Injury/Cognitive Impairment
  • Neuro-psychological report, or
  • Report/assessment from a psychiatrist
Medical Concerns
  • Letter from a physician describing functional limitation, or
  • Documentation of Medical Condition or Temporary Impairment
Examples of other Permanent Disabilities
  • Chronic Fatigue: detailed letter from physician
  • Irlen Syndrome: assessment report from a certified Irlen Screener