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Preparing for College


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Preparing for College

  1. 1. Welcome to Loyalist College!<br />Disability Services Office<br />
  2. 2. Student Success Services<br />Disability Services Office <br /> Student Success Mentors<br /> Peer Tutoring & Academic Skills Centre<br /> Academic Centre for Testing<br />Counselling and Mind & Wellness<br /> First Generation Advisor<br /> Aboriginal Resource Centre <br /> International Centre <br /> Health Centre<br /> Career Centre<br />
  3. 3.<br />Supporting your Transition to College<br />
  4. 4. Mission Statement<br />The mission statement of the Disability Services Office is to foster an accessible environment where individuals are viewed on the basis of their ability, not their disability. Loyalist College upholds this principle of service provision to all students with disabilities including deaf, hard of hearing, blind, low vision, learning disabled, ADHD, medical, mobility, acquired brain injury, autism/asbergers and mental health.<br />
  5. 5. Transition to Post Secondary<br />Transition activities:<br />Student for a Day<br />Online to Successful Learning course<br />August Orientation<br />Secondary School visits on and off campus<br />Individual visits with prospective students and parents<br />
  6. 6. Acceptance Package<br />Application Form for Disability Services Office <br /> will receive with Welcome Package upon acceptance to Loyalist<br />Package from Disability Services Office <br />upon receipt of completed Application Form, a package with the following information will be sent to student:<br />Secondary School Referral Form <br /> Orientation information<br /> Reduced Tuition Fee Policy<br /> Online to Successful Learning course<br />
  7. 7. Intake Process<br />When do I contact the Disability Services Office? <br /> We encourage you to contact the Disability Services Office as soon as you are accepted<br />What do I bring? <br /> All documentation eg: IEP/IPRC, psycho-educational assessment, and medical information<br />Who do I meet with? <br /> Contact Disability Services , Manager, (613) 969 -1913, ext 2168,<br />Who should attend?<br />You can attend on your own or with parent(s), guardian(s) and <br /> or other support people<br />Discussion of accommodations and supports available <br /> What supports were helpful to you in the past?<br />
  8. 8. Learning Skills Advisors<br />Role of Learning Skills Advisors<br /> Similar to resource support<br /> “go to person”<br />Will create an Individual Service Plan (I.S.P.) <br />I.S.P. – similar to an Individual Education Plan<br />Provide support for:<br /> Time management and organization<br /> Extended test time<br /> Study skills<br /> Note taking<br /> Assistive technology<br /> Problem solving<br /> Advocacy skills (certificate)<br /> Reduced Course Load<br /> Referral to other Student Success Services<br />
  9. 9. Services and Supports<br />May be eligible for:<br />Extended test time<br />Distraction reduced test centre<br />Note taking<br />Reduced course load<br />Assistive technology training<br />Alternative text format<br />ASL/English/Sign Language Interpreters<br />Access to computer lab<br />
  10. 10. Assistive Technology<br />Assistive Technologist provides one-on-one demonstrations and training sessions for students with disabilities using the following technologies: <br /> Voice to Text<br /> Text to Voice<br /> Word Prediction<br /> Mind mapping <br /> High and Low technology<br />
  11. 11. Contact Information<br />Jennifer Vincent, Manager<br />Disability Services Office<br />(613) 969 - 913 ext. 2168<br />(613) 969 - 0411 (fax)<br /><br /><br />