Surviving Together; A Self-Advocacy Workshop for Disabled Students
Join Students for Barrier-free Access (SBA) for a student-run orientation for disabled students and student advocates. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, full-time or part-time, new or returning, an international or transfer student, this orientation is for you!
Come meet other disabled students and SBA members, enjoy some snacks, and learn more about self-advocacy and resources for disabled students on campus.
Guest Speakers include:
Tess Sheldon Staff Lawyer, ARCH Disability Law Centre
Elizabeth Kurz, Downtown Legal Services
Ellen Hodnett, Ombudsperson, Office of the University Ombudsperson, University of Toronto
Topics covered at the orientation:
– Know Your Rights as a disabled student – Presented by ARCH Disability Law Centre
– self-advocacy and navigating academic accommodations
– introduction to campus resources and services for disabled students
– introduction to Students for Barrier-Free Access’ resources and services
Date: Friday February 10, 2017
Location: 246 Bloor Street West (Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work) room 702, 7th floor
Wheelchair accessible. Live captioning will be available.
Accessible and gender-neutral washroom located on the same floor as the event room.
Please note that this will be a scent-free space.
Light refreshments, including vegan and gluten-free options, will be served.
If you require ASL to participate in the event, or if you have any other access needs please contact Nadia at sba.advocacycoordinator@gma