Now that the summer has come to an end, fall is here. That means many of you are back at school. I remember not too long ago as a student with accessible needs, I wanted to know what disability services were available to help me through college. To help you and your family with that question, we have compiled a list of colleges and universities in the GTA, with a list of the disability services that are available. What are considered services for students with disabilities?
- An office for students with disabilities which provides assistance and resources for students.
- Transition programs which provide classes that teach students transitioning to college for the first time on what to expect.
- Peer mentoring program which matches up students with disabilities and a upper year student for academic and social support.
- Accessibility plan which is the school’s plan of action on making their institution more accessible as required by the AODA.
- If medical documentation is required to access accommodations.
Go to transitionresourceguide.ca for more information on disability services at Ontario colleges and universities.
|School||Office for Students with Disabilities||Transition Programs||Peer Mentoring||Accessibility Plan||Medical Doc. Required|
|George Brown College||Yes||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|University of Toronto||Yes||Yes||Yes *||Yes||Yes|
* Only available at the St. George and Mississauga campus.
U of t offers a transitional year programme.
Thanks, James! Now, do you know if the programme is offered at all campuses?