High School Transition

Non-Governmental Organizations

The National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

The mandate of NEADS is to encourage self-empowerment among postsecondary students with disabilities. The organization, started in 1986 by a group of students from Carleton University, advocates for increased accessibility at all levels to ensure post-secondary students equal access to post-secondary education.

Through NEADS, students can find information from across Canada on college and university programs and services for disabled students. The Association conducts research projects on many topics of interest to students, publishes a newsletter, offers a free listserv, and maintains an excellent Web site. Also, NEADS has just launched CampusNet, an online community for student leaders with disabilities.

NEADS is governed by a 12-person Board of Directors, all of whom are students or recent graduates dedicated to improving the transition and academic success of students with disabilities.

National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
4th Level Unicentre
Carleton University
Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
Tel: (613) 526-8008 (Voice/TTY)
Email: info@neads.ca
Web site: www.neads.ca