Number of students with special needs exploding on campus: UQAM instructor

December 4, 2017

Accommodation requests have not only grown exponentially in universities, but they have changed course,”says Université du Québec à Montréal instructor Julie Martin in an interview with La Presse. The article notes that while motor, visual, or auditory impairments were once the most common reason for accommodation requests, those with emerging disabilities such as Attention Deficit Disorder are becoming much more common in such requests, along with mental health disorders and learning disabilities. While there used to be one or two students per class who asked for such accommodations, Martin says that she now frequently sees six requests for every fifty students. La Presse