Adapted services

Adapted Services support students with functional limitations by offering them assistance measures adapted to their needs in order to promote their integration into the college environment and their success by focusing on autonomy and accountability.

Clientele served

  • Students with a diagnosed limitation:
    • physical (cerebral palsy, spina bifida, etc.);

    • sensory (hearing impairment, visual impairment, etc.);

    • neurological (autism spectrum disorder, developmental language disorder [dysphasia], attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity, etc.)

    • organic (cancer, diabetes, etc.);

    • learning disability (specific learning disability in reading [dyslexia], writing [dysorthographia] or arithmetic [dyscalculia])

    • mental health disorder (anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, eating disorder, mood disorder, etc.)

    • temporary disability (concussion, adjustment disorder, etc.).


  • Allophone students;
  • Aboriginal students;
  • Immersion students under certain conditions (a recommendation from the individual educational assistant is required);
  • Students who had an intervention plan in high school (without a formal diagnosis).

Services Offered

When a file is opened with Adapted Services, a complete needs assessment is done. From this, coaching can be done to develop strategies related to the student function (e.g., study strategies, time management strategies). Classroom and testing accommodations may also be provided. It is important to remember that this is an individualized process.

It is also possible for a student who does not meet any of the definitions of the clientele served to meet with a special educator in order to develop essential college strategies.

Remedial or screening assessments may be conducted for students with significant academic challenges.

Steps to Apply for Access to Adaptive Services

  1. Have in hand a medical note issued by a Quebec professional recognized by Bill 21 (physician, psychologist, speech therapist, neuropsychologist, optometrist, audiologist, etc.) presenting your diagnosis. If you have a diagnosis, but do not have a written report, you can have this form completed by the professional who made your diagnosis. It is important to specify that the report must confirm the diagnosis. The hypothesis of a diagnosis is not accepted. If you do not meet the criteria of having received a diagnosis, proceed to Step 2.
  2. To make an appointment, fill out this form and forward it to the person responsible for your campus (see below).
  3. A meeting will be proposed to you. At this time, a needs assessment will be done to determine what accommodations will be offered to you, if any.
  4. Adapted Services will allow up to five business days for a file to be opened.

Adapted Services Staff