Services and programs for students with disabilities at the Paul Menton Centre are based on the values of integration, individualization, and independence.

Integration

The Paul Menton Centre is committed to facilitating the integration of students with disabilities into all aspects of Carleton’s university life. Integration has always been a central focus behind how we deliver services and programs. Students registered with us are not only PMC students but students of the whole Carleton University community. As such, we try to meet the diverse needs of our students through specialized programs and services offered by the PMC as well as generic services available in the wider Carleton community.

Individualization

Services should be available throughout the University that meet the needs of the individual student, rather than be provided on the basis of the disability. Each individual approaches his or her disability in a unique way. Carleton’s obligation is to meet those individual needs without sacrificing academic excellence.

Independence

The primary goal of support services and programs is the facilitation and encouragement of independence in learning, rather than dependency on others. This independence-orientation to service delivery is based on the recognition that the development of autonomy is essential for successful learning in university and beyond.