About Us

Learning Disability Services

York University has policies in place to ensure all students have equal opportunity to achieve their educational goals. The primary aim of Learning Disability Services (LDS) is to provide confidential support for students identified with learning disabilities (LDs)Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), in order to facilitate their academic, personal and career goals.  If you are a Part-time or Full-time, undergraduate or graduate student, registered at York University with a diagnosed LD, you may be eligible for academic accommodations.

Goals of LDS

  • Arrange for reasonable academic accommodations for registered students.
  • Encourage registered students to develop independence by familiarizing them with university policies, procedures and campus resources.
  • Increase awareness in the campus community about LDs, ADHD, ASDs.

York's Learning Disability Services (LDS) began as a pilot project in 1985 as a result of a successful funding grant application by Dr. Harold Minden to The Counselling Foundation of Canada. Currently, LDS is a unit within Counselling & Disability Services and is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and is supported by York University.