High School Transition
Disabled Students’ Leadership On-Campus
Student leadership and disabled student groups are important on postsecondary
campuses if positive change is to occur. Just as a student
council is a vital tool for bringing the needs and concerns of all students
to a post-secondary school’s administration, a disabled students’ group
can serve to address the needs of a school’s disabled population. Such
groups can allow students to network with their peers and to share ideas,
offer counseling and information services, and often house a resource
library on disability-related information.
Many Canadian colleges and universities have groups or access committees
for students with disabilities. Each offers unique programs, services
and features that make it an important part of a school’s structure. The
following profiles, taken from NEADS’ CampusNet Web site, identify four
groups as exemplary models of student leadership in our community.