Learning Disability Services (LDS) in collaboration with the other units within Disability Services offers a summer transition program for York students with disabilities. This program is designed to prepare students with documented disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, mental health disabilities, physical, sensory and medical disabilities, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder) for success in their post-secondary studies. It is offered as a two-week intensive program during the summer months.
Visit the Project ADVANCE page on the Disability Services website for more information, including dates and how to apply. Parents or other support persons who have a child taking part in Project ADVANCE can attend a one-day "parent orientation" designed to address parental concerns relating to the transition to post-secondary studies for students with disabilities (this orientation takes place on the first day of the program).
As part of the Project ADVANCE initiative, LDS offers transition programs to parents and service providers. Our Service Provider Workshop provides information to educators, counselors and psychological services about the transition to post-secondary studies for students with disabilities.
To address parental concerns regarding the transition to post-secondary studies for students with disabilities, LDS has teamed with York's recruitment personnel to offer a Transitions Workshop for Parents. This workshop is open to all parents (or other support persons) who have questions or concerns about the transition to post-secondary studies (college or university).
LDS also offers an information day for perspective students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD). Any student diagnosed with ASD or a NVLD, who is planning to attend a post-secondary institution (university or college) can take part. Parents/other support persons (including teachers) are also encouraged to attend this ASD Transition Day.