Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions
The resources below are examples that may be helpful in developing mentorship programs to assist students with disabilities in transitioning to PSE.
- The Physical, Sensory and Medical Disability Servicesí Peer Mentoring Program at York University is designed to assist first-year students with the transition to University. Students with disabilities are matched with a senior mentor who will help them adjust to university life. For more information visit http://www.yorku.ca/cds/psmds/services.html or contact Physical, Sensory & Medical Disability Services at 416-736-5297
- As part of the Post-Secondary Accommodations, Supports and Strategies (PASS) Program, a summer transition program for mature students and students with learning disabilities, students at Conestoga College meet with other new students. Students may also be matched with a peer mentor and participate in follow-up workshops during the school year. http://www.conestogac.on.ca/readiness/pass.jsp
- St. Francis Xavier University has Transition Visits which uses peer mentors and senior students to assist students with the transition to university. To find out more visit http://www.stfx.ca/prospective/accessible_learning/system/