Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

Transition and Orientation Sessions / Courses Resources

Below are a sampling of great resources and examples to assist in developing and running courses or training sessions on transition to PSE for students with disabilities.

College/University Resources

  • Make the CUT is a is a joint transition program with Carleton University and Algonquin College designed to assist students with Learning Disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder make a successful transition from secondary school to college or university. http://www2.carleton.ca/pmc/transition-to-carleton/make-the-cut/
  • Sheridan College offers a Summer Transition Experience Program which is a four day long residential program to assist students in developing the skills necessary to effectively and proatively transition to post-secondary education. http://www.sheridancollege.ca/Services/Student%20Learning%20Services/~/media/WF_02_SS_Disability_021/steps2011%20Flyer2.ashx
  • The University of Alberta offers a Specialized Support Transition Course for students who are blind or partially sighted. http://www.uofaweb.ualberta.ca/ssds/sstc.cfm
  • Project ADVANCE is a 5-week summer course offered by York University which aims to prepare students with specific learning disabilities for success and the challenges in their university studies. http://www.yorku.ca/cdc/ldp/projectadvance.html
  • The PASS Program is a summer transition program for mature students and students with learning disabilities at Conestoga College. http://www.conestogac.on.ca/readiness/pass.jsp
  • The University of Toronto offers a Summer Transition Program for students with learning disabilities and ADHD. It is open to those transitioning to University from High School, College and the workplace. http://www.accessibility.utoronto.ca/specialpgms/ready.htm
  • The Transition Program for Students with Disabilities is a joint program hosted by Lakehead University and Confederation College. It aims to introduce prospective students and their parents to the supports and services available, and to help create a smooth transition between high school and post-secondary education for students with disabilities. http://learningassistance.lakeheadu.ca/?display=page&pageid=26
  • The Blundon Centre at Memorial University provides outreach to disability community organizations and regularly participates in transition-planning events that are organized by these groups and the provincial government. To learn more contact the Blundon centre at (709) 864-2156 or by email at blundon@mun.ca

External Resources

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