Self-Advocacy and Accommodation Tips and Tricks for Students with Disabilities online event September 15

Join the National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS) on September 15 2023, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm ET, via Zoom, for a discussion on self-advocacy and asking for accommodations at post-secondary, facilitated by NEADS Research Consultants Elizabeth Mohler.

For students who are new to post-secondary, knowing what to ask for and where to ask for it can feel overwhelming. Understanding the rights and responsibilities you have as a student with a disability and how to proceed when accommodations you have requested are not honoured can be important steps towards a successful post-secondary experience. Topics addressed throughout this workshop will include, NEADS Awards Program and how to access funding; what is self-advocacy; how do you become an effective advocate; collective advocacy; and, asking for accommodations and knowing your rights.

Closed captioning and ASL interpretation will be provided. Registration is required – please register here. This event is a feature of our Virtual Access for All webinar series, which is generously supported by Employment and Social Development Canada's Supports for Student Learning Program. For further information and/or to discuss access needs, please contact Elizabeth Mohler, workshop facilitator, at

Meet the Facilitator

Elizabeth Mohler (she/her | elle)

Elizabeth Mohler currently works for NEADS as a Research Consultant, where she leads the Virtual Access for All Project and writes its quarterly publication, State of the Schools. She also works for Left Turn Right Turn as an accessibility specialist; sits on the Canadian Institute for Health Research external advisory committee on systemic ableism and accessibility; and, is an experienced presenter, keynote speaker, lecturer, and published writer. Elizabeth is currently a doctoral candidate at Western University in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Program. Her work explores how discourses and practices within Direct Funding shape how disabled persons access services, and in what ways service users resist and negotiate these discourses. Follow Elizabeth’s work at:

About NEADS’ Virtual Access for All Project

NEADS' Virtual Access for All Project provides awareness and educational support for disabled students transitioning into higher education. Resources pertaining to accessibility and accommodation are provided through our quarterly State of the Schools reports. Our webinar series addresses topics such as self-advocacy, accessing accommodations at work and school, and transitioning into the workforce. Further, financial support is available through NEADS' Student Awards Program and Accessibility Resilience Program. Virtual Access for All is generously supported by Employment and Social Development Canada's Supports for Student Learning Program (Goal Getters) – and a two-year extension has recently been granted for this project.

Chloée C. Godin-Jacques, M.A (she/they | elle/iel), Education & Research Consultant | Consultante en éducation et recherche, National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS), Rm. 514 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6

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