As a part of our mandate, Disability Services engages in community outreach with respect to transition issues faced by students with disabilities entering post-secondary. To help fulfill this mandate, our Learning Disability Services (LDS) offers a one-day workshop for service providers.
Topics of discussion at this workshop will include:
- Advocacy skills required at the post-secondary level, including, how to deal with disclosure to staff, faculty, and peers
- Transition programs and supports at all post-secondary institutions
- Modified Admissions
- Supports for students with mental health disabilities
- Project ADVANCE, a transition program for York students with disabilities
- Documentation Requirements
- Access to "high stakes" accommodations at the post-secondary level
- Academic readiness skills required for post-secondary level work and how students can be supported when there is a gap between their course demands and their skills
- The role of high school service providers in preparing their students for the transition to post-secondary studies during their final year of high school and development of a transition portfolio
To learn more about this workshop or to find out about upcoming offerings/registration, visit the Service Provider Workshop page on the LDS website.