Resources for Students with Disabilities and/or Neurodiversity

Services

Campus Resources

Centre for Accessible Learning

  • The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is available to students with a documented or suspected disability, and students looking for volunteer opportunities, along with anyone with questions about equal educational opportunities at SFU.
  • Individual counselling options are available available through CAL. Learn more about the referral process here.

DNA Accessibility Centre

  • Located on the first floor of the SUB, this is a comfortable space dedicated for students with disabilities to build community. Contact Breanna at accessibility@sfss.ca!

Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance (DNA)

  • The SFU Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance (DNA) is a student-led network of community members who identify as disabled, autistic, neurodivergent, Deaf, mad and/or as having a disability, chronic illness, long-term condition, or mental illness.

SFSS Accessibility Grant

  • Do you need financial assistance to make your SFSS event more accessible? This grant can help!

SFSS Accessibility Committee

  • This SFSS committee is tasked with improving accessibility in the student union and at SFU. Contact ac@sfss.ca

SFU Library

The SFU library provides services specifically for students with disabilities.


SFU Student Health

See a doctor at Health & Counselling clinics if you are seeking an assessment, documentation, or medical referral.

Group Counselling

  • Experiencing Disability is a group designed to provide a space for students with disabilities to seek support in a safe environment with a Registered Clinical Counsellor facilitating.

Centre for Accessible Learning

  • The Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) is available to students with a documented or suspected disability, and students looking for volunteer opportunities, along with anyone with questions about equal educational opportunities at SFU.
  • Individual counselling options are available available through CAL. Learn more about the referral process here.

Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance (DNA)

The SFU Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance (DNA) is a student-led network of community members who identify as disabled, autistic, neurodivergent, Deaf, mad and/or as having a disability, chronic illness, long-term condition, or mental illness.

SFU Library

The SFU library provides services specifically for students with disabilities.


SFU Student Health

See a doctor at Health & Counselling clinics if you are seeking an assessment, documention, or medical referral.


Getting Around Campus

Campus Community Shuttle– this free shuttle can help you get across campus more easily. Confirmed for 2021/2022!

Accessible Parking– Some spaces have been designated as reserved spaces for those with physical limitations and are reserved 24 hours daily. If you have a long OR short term mobility limitation (eg. a broken leg or ankle etc), you can apply for special parking.


Go here for maps and accessibility info for the SFU Burnaby Campus


Assistive Technology

Financial Resources

Provincial Grants and Bursaries

Part-Time Students with a Permanent Disability

Loan Repayment Assistance Plan for Borrowers With a Permanent Disability

Canada RAP-PD and B.C. RAP-PD have the same eligibility requirements. You may be eligible for Canada and B.C. RAP-PD if you:

Disability Related Grievances About a Department, Faculty or Staff at SFU

Should you have a disability related grievance, you are encouraged to follow these steps, or contact the Student Advocate, Ombuds or CAL for support and assistance.

Stage 1: Contact a Disability Access Advisor, who can provide advice about  resolving the problem and/or serve as a mediator between you and the  faculty, staff or department. Most situations are resolved through this  informal process.  You might also consider speaking with the University  Ombudsperson.  If the informal process is unsuccessful:

Stage 2: The student may file a written grievance with the chair or director  of the department involved, stating the concern, the steps already taken  to resolve the issue, the results of those steps and the requested  resolution to the problem. If you are not satisfied with the response  from the chair or head of the department, you can appeal the decision.

Stage 3: An appeal can be made to the Dean of the associated Faculty.  

Have we missed something awesome? Please let us know! Email suggestions to studentadv.coord@sfss.ca

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