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

Webinar

Student Accessibility and Accommodations Essentials

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Post-Secondary Students on Campus

 

On December 13, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm, we Asked the Experts about “Student Accessibility and Accommodations Essentials: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of College and University Students on Campus

 

In the last several years, post-secondary students with mental health issues have become increasingly successful in their studies by having the correct supports and services in place. This webinar will present the best ways to structure accommodations and accessibility for students dealing with mental health issues.

 

Key Learnings:

In this webinar, our presenters discuss:

  • Structuring accommodations for students with mental health issues
  • The impact of changes in Ontario Human Rights Code guidelines on accessibility
  • Connecting students to appropriate supports on campus

 

Presenter Bios:

Lin Sallay

Lin Sallay, Senior Manager, Centre for Students with Disabilities, Centennial College

Linda has supported people with disabilities, including those with mental health issues, for over 25 years. She has worked extensively with those who have a serious mental illness in the community and has overseen several mental health programs. Linda has also taught Psychiatric Rehabilitation (PSR) at Humber College for over 10 years.

 

Lorene Stanwick

Lorene Stanwick, Disability Counsellor, Centre for Students with Disabilities, Centennial College

Lorene has been with the Centre for Students with Disabilities at Centennial College for 18 years in a variety of roles, beginning as a Disability Assistant, moving into the role of Learning Strategist, and is now a Disability Counsellor. Also a playwright and actor, Lorene is happy to be situated at the Story Arts Centre, working with students in the Communications, Media, Arts and Design programs.  

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About the Centre for Students with Disabilities at Centennial College

The Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at Centennial College, is a confidential service that provides counselling, support, advocacy and accommodations for students with documented disabilities. If you have a documented learning disability, medical or mental health condition, physical, visual, hearing or mobility impairment, we can help. Applicants should contact us well in advance of classes to allow time to arrange for help.