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Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

Enhancing Accessibility in Post-Secondary Education Institutions

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR POST-SECONDARY DISABILITY SERVICE PROVIDERS

Canadian Association of Disability Service Providers in Post-Secondary Education

The Canadian Association of Disability Service Providers in Postsecondary Education is a national group of professionals who assist university and college students who have a disability. Their role is to work towards the removal of institutional barriers, both physical and attitudinal, and ensure that students receive academic and other accommodations which permit them to pursue their studies in an environment of equality.

Objectives

  • To promote professional development for members.
  • To ensure that the nature of service to students with disabilities across the country develops within the framework of common objectives.
  • To lobby appropriate agencies on behalf of students with disabilities.
  • To promote ease of movement across the country, from one institution to another, for students with disabilities.
  • To benefit from the experience of colleagues and provide mutual support for problem solving.
  • To develop affiliations with groups who pursue a common purpose.
  • To encourage the development of research in the field.

College Committee on Disability Issues (Ontario)

Since its inception in 1987, the College Committee on Disability Issues (CCDI) has been instrumental in creating and developing disability services to Ontario college students.

The CCDI membership is comprised of disability service providers from across the Ontario College system, offering leadership, support, and training for our members and the college community. This translates into direct support for thousands of students with disabilities in all colleges. From advocating with various stakeholders, to generating and sharing a wealth of information, to making appropriate recommendations on system-wide issues, policies, and practices, the CCDI works to enhance educational opportunities and student success for Ontario college students with disabilities.

Inter-University Disability Issues Association (Ontario)

IDIA, Inter-University Disability Issues Association, is an association of disability service providers from Universities throughout Ontario . Working together, Universities can share ideas and strategies to overcome issues and problems, allowing students with disabilities across Ontario to succeed in post-secondary education.

Association québécoise interuniversitaire des conseillers aux étudiants en situation de handicap

The Association’s mission is to promote development of its members’ professional expertise and recognition of the organization’s field of action.

The role of the AQICESH

  • To unite university advisors involved in welcoming and integrating students with disabilities
  • To promote access to university studies and student life for people with disabilities
  • To affirm advisors’ expertise within the university community
  • To act as a credible spokesperson within the university community as well as with various governmental and para-governmental partners
  • To create a network for mutual assistance, support and collaboration
  • To organize professional development activities on subjects of common interest



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