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Resources

The Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region provides resources and support for individuals affected by learning disabilities.

For resources and information specific to learning disabilities, click here.
For resources and information specific to ADHD, click here.
For information about services providers, click here.


Post-Secondary Supports

Brock University

Student Accessibility Services (SAS) – Recommended Resources

Documentation Guidelines

Register for Student Accessibility Services at Brock

Summer Transition Programs
1. SMART Start Orientation

Smart Start is Brock’s academic orientation program for all incoming first-year students. Smart Start students can meet with Student Accessibility Services by indicating that they have a disability and selecting the appropriate disability type on the registration form.

SAS offers the opportunity to meet with staff to discuss services, and review accessibility and technology needs.

2. Strategies Conference

Strategies is a 2-day, workshop-based transition program designed specifically for students with a learning disability.

Conference includes: overnight stay in residence, self-advocacy discussions, academic and time management strategies, introduction to assistive technology and how to use it, and an introduction to university teaching and learning elements.

3. Mindful Transitions

Mindful Transitions is a workshop-based program designed specifically for students with a disability to provide an introduction to university life.

1 day program includes: tips for academic success, coping with stress and anxiety in the university environment, personalized campus tours; and an overview of Brock’s online student systems.

2-day program includes: overnight stay in residence, self advocacy discussions, academic and time management strategies, an introduction to university teaching and learning elements, personalized campus tours, and coping with stress.

FITA – Personal Counselling Support

From Intention to Action (FITA) is a counselling program run by Brock University, Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre. FITA, developed out of Carleton University, is a structured intervention that is geared towards assisting overwhelmed students cope with stress, study effectively, and maintain a healthy life balance. Within the program, students participate in a psychological assessment which evaluates their personal adjustment, personality, study habits and academic achievement. The assessment also screens for mental health concerns. Students are provided with a feedback session to review the results of the assessment and to develop a recommended plan of action. Subsequently, 12 weekly one-on-one, 1-hour meetings with a counsellor commence.

FITA Counsellors can assist with: mental health concerns, learning strategies, time management, stress management, coping skills, educational planning, decreasing test anxiety and goal setting.

FITA Application Form

Niagara College

How to Apply for Accessibility Services at Niagara

Documentation Guidelines

Accessibility Services Support Guide

General Post-Secondary Transition Planning Supports

Ontario Post-Secondary Transition Resource Guide

It can be an overwhelming task researching all the colleges and universities that you’re interested in, but they’ve started the process for you! Here you will find lists of support services, campus accessibility, contact lists and more for every publicly funded post-secondary institution in Ontario.


Materials

Check out our Pinterest page for various materials to support literacy, social skills and many more!

materials


Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services, and advance the full participation in society of children, youth and adults with learning differences.

Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
366 St. Paul Street,
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 3N2

info@ldaniagara.org
Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336
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