Parents and Families
Welcome to the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) Parents and Families site! This site has been developed to provide a quick and easy-to-use reference for parents specific to disability-related issues.
This site includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. FAQ provides answers to many of the questions asked by parents and families: the application and admission process; the transition period; registering with the CSD; and other considerations in preparation for beginning classes at the University of Guelph (U of G).
We invite you to review this information, and the other pages within the Future Students site and contact the CSD at 519 824-4120, ext 56208 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
How Parents Can Help
From our experience we have learned that students with disabilities who take an active role in the many preparations for university make a more successful transition, are better able to advocate on their own behalf, and navigate the system when they arrive.
As parents, you can help by providing a supportive environment to help coach your son/daughter through these processes and help keep them on task.
There are some very significant differences between high school and university. We encourage parents to review the information provided here and share these with your son/daughter.
We also invite you to visit the U of G's Parents and Family Guide. This site contains important information for all new students and their families.
The CSD is happy to assist applicants and their parents through the application and admission process. However, when an applicant accepts an offer of admission to the U of G, they become a registered U of G student.
At the U of G we treat all registered students as adults. As such, we cannot share personal information with anyone other than the student. This includes third parties such as parents (even when they are funding the student’s education).