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Brock University

Brock is a place where left-brain and right-brain thinking come together. Students develop rational/analytical thinking in concert with their emotional/creative sides. We view community involvement as crucial to developing intelligent, well-rounded members of society. (source)

 

Services for Students With Disabilities 

Services for Students with Disabilities (SSWD) is one of seven services provided through the Student Development Centre to help students enhance their academic, personal, social and spiritual life at Brock. (source)

 

Academic Resources

Note Taking

The note taking service is provided to ensure equal access to classroom information.

We will attempt to hire one of your classmates to submit copies of lecture notes. The relationship between you and the note taker is anonymous.

Notes:

  • are provided in a digital format
  • should be accessed regularly
  • are not monitored - we depend on your feedback to address any problems

To access the note taking service, meet with your Case Manager to discuss your needs.

Alternate Format Text

The alternate format service is provided to ensure equal access to print information.

Alternate Format Text:

  • digital format textbooks (submit requests via AERO)
  • digital format library content (submit requests via ACE)
  • compatible with assistive software (e.g. Kurzweil 3000)
  • requests must be submitted as soon as possible
  • obtaining the alternate format is not always guaranteed

To access the alternate format service, meet with your Case Manager to discuss your needs.

Learning Strategist

Provides individualized study strategies which may include:

  • assessment of current study patterns
  • organizational skills
  • reading, writing, math
  • time management
  • studying for exams
  • note taking

The study strategies are customized based on the student's psycho-ed assessment, their program of study, and the student's individual need.

Assistive Technologist

Provides a variety of technology-related services such as:

  • an assessment of technology needs
  • demonstration of new technologies
  • software training
  • bursary assistance
  • technology support
  • specific accommodation planning

To access the LD enhanced services, meet with your Case Manager to discuss your needs.

What Type of Documentation is Needed?

For a list of forms and documentations, please click on this page.

How do I Apply?

Application Process

Before you can access our services, complete the following steps:

  1. Complete your application through OUAC.
  2. Please send:
    • Current documentation stating your disability
    • Copy of recent IEP

Attn: Mary Ann Tierney
Services for Students with Disabilities
Brock University
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3A1
FAX: 905-688-7260

  1. Once you receive your letter of acceptance to Brock University, contact:

Mary Ann Tierney
Transitions Coordinator
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Additional Information

Summer Transition Programs

The following programs are currently available to assist first year students with disabilities transition into the post secondary environment:

  • Smart Start
    • Students Making A Realistic Transition, is Brock University's Academic Orientation Program for all incoming first year students. This is also an opportunity to meet with Services for Students with Disabilities.
  • Strategies Conference
    • STRATEGIES is a transition program offered by Services for Students with Disabilities designed specifically for students with a learning disability.
  • Mindful Transitions Program
    • Mindful Transitions is a transition program offered by Services for Students with Disabilities designed specifically for students with a diagnosed and documented disability.