Understanding ADHD in the Post-Secondary Environment

CADDAC's recent paper titled: “Understanding ADHD as a Disability in the Post-Secondary Environment” highlights the inequity in access to post-secondary education accommodations due to a lack of national or provincial standards backed by medical research. This is causing significant inconsistencies in the medical documentation required of students with ADHD by post-secondary schools resulting in discriminatory practices potentially leaving colleges and universities open to legal challenge.

CADDAC does agree that detailed medical reporting, by an ADHD medical expert, should be required to meet Canadian government requirements.  Reports should provide post-secondary institutions with the necessary information required to understand the student’s unique impairments and needs for specific accommodations.

To assist with this CADDAC has also produced a resource for physicians and psychologists to assist them in developing a detailed report that would meet government requirements and provide the necessary information for post-secondary institutions.

Access the paper in English and French

Access the Resource in English and Resource in French developed to assist medical practitioners in writing comprehensive reports

Access to paper's Key Messages in English and Key Messages in French

Access to Media Release


Tips for college/university success

We have developed a list of tips for college/university success, online resource information for the ADHD post-secondary student and a list of ten questions that could be symptoms of ADHD. For more information about ADHD in adulthood, please visit the Adult ADHD drop-down menu at the top of the page.

Ten Ways to Achieve Success in College or University with ADHD

Ten Ways to Achieve Success in College or University with ADHD (Long Version)

Ten Best Resources for Univeristy and College Students

Ten Questions to Ask Yourself at the College/University Level That May Be a Sign of ADHD

Post secondary awareness

Post secondary accommodations


Nous avons d?velopp?une liste de conseils pour aider les ?tudiants ? avoir du succ?s ? l'universit? ainsi qu'une s?rie de renseignements sur les ressourcesen ligne pour l'?tudiant du niveau postsecondaireaux prises avec leTDAH. Nous avons aussi mis sur piedune listede dix signes annonciateurs du TDAH ? surveiller.

Dix signes ? surveiller

10 moyens d'obtenir du succ?s

Des accommodements pour les ?tudiants de niveau postsecondaire aux prises avec le TDAH
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