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Athabasca University

Our Mission Statement and Goals

ASD is committed to provide students who have disabilities with reasonable, individualized accommodations and support services to facilitate access and the successful completion of Athabasca University undergraduate and graduate programs and courses. Our Goals as a part of Learner Support Services are to:

  • Reduce and eliminate barriers to institutional access and academic success for persons with physical, sensory, psychological, and learning disabilities.
  • Ensure a level playing field for all students by assessing needed accommodations on an individualized basis. Accommodations may be recommended in direct relationship to identified functional differences that would disadvantage a person in the performance of specific academic requirements due to delivery within a specific mode, format, or a required procedure.
  • Deliver services based on the specific needs of individuals.
  • Provide a non-prescriptive practice that acknowledges the expertise of the student regarding their condition and needs; requires their active participation in the planning and implementation of accommodations and supports; and demand student responsibility.

Updated April 30 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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