Parents & Guardians
Welcome to the Centre for Accessible Learning at Simon Fraser University. We realize that as parents and family members, you have played a significant role in assisting your children throughout their academic careers, and that beginning university will be a major transition in both your and your student's lives. See general SFU parent and family resources here.
Disabilities at SFU: Overview of the role of the CAL and some important facts about us.
Definitions: The most important CAL vocabulary - SFU's definition of a disability and the meaning of 'reasonable' academic accommodation.
Getting Started: Details about disclosing a disability on the application to SFU and how to register with the CAL, as well as information about applying to SFU under Diverse Qualifications.
Documentation: Why documentation is necessary, as well as specific requirements for each category of disability (such as documenting a Learning Disability, AD/HD or a vision impairment).
Accommodations and Services: What accommodations are and how they work at SFU, as well as eligibility requirements.
Student Success at University: Key differences between high school and university, plus tips for a successful transition, as well as details on the types of academic support that is available to students. You will also find financial planning tips for parents.