Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Accessibility & Accommodations

Accessibility Toolkit of Resources

The Council of Ontario Universities partnered with the University of Toronto and the Government of Ontario, through the Enabling Change Program, to create an accessibility toolkit of resources. The toolkit for administrators includes training resources, adaptable templates, sample best practices,...

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Think Outside the Box: Mental Health Accessibility Project

It’s often assumed that people with disabilities are hyper visible. It’s also often assumed that disability accommodations or accessibility measures are hyper visible, too. For example, when people think about disability and accessibility, they often picture accessible bathrooms, elevators...

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14 Recommendations for Documentation Standards and Guidelines for Postsecondary Students with Mental Health Disabilities

This report outlines a series of recommendations for the post-secondary sector arising from a research study carried out by researchers from Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College. Funding for this 30- month project, which began in January 2013, was provided by the Ontario Ministry of...

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Accessibility in E-Learning: What you need to know

Developing accessible online courses, course materials, and other web-based learning activities and tools for teaching and learning at postsecondary institutions in Ontario is the focus of the paper, Accessibility in e-Learning: What You Need to Know.The paper, produced on behalf of COU by...

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Autism on Campus: Questions and answers

This was one of the webinars offered by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health as part of their "Ask the Experts" series. The last 15 minutes of the webinar was dedicated to a question and answer period and this document captured the content from this part of the webinar and is available...

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Autism on Campus (CICMH Webinar)

The CICMH has launched a webinar series where specialists share promising practices in their disciplines to address the needs of students with complex mental health concerns and strategies to promote a mentally healthy campus. This is the first of many webinars. Enjoy! Click HERE for Part...

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A College Professor’s Introductory Guide to their Students who are on the Autism Spectrum – Video

This is a great overview of issues and considerations for people on the autism spectrum who are going to college.

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Common Traits of Asperger’s Syndrome

The Asperger's Society of Ontario has put together a list of social, behavioural and cognitive traits for those seeking to further their knowledge of Asperger's. Feel free to explore the website for more information.

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Academic Accommodations Project

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) provided funding to researchers at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College to review the area of documentation standards and guidelines for academic accommodations for students with mental health disabilities attending postsecondary institutions....

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Practical Tips and Strategies for Teaching Students with Mental Health Disabilities

The Council of Ontario Universities partnered with the University of Toronto and the Government of Ontario, through the Enabling Change Program, and developed a resource of practical teaching tips and strategies that can be used to help ensure effective and productive learning environments...

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