Pre-screening for suspected Learning Disability (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The Paul Menton Centre has a screening process for students who suspect that they may have a Learning Disability (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Learning Strategy Assistant (LSA) and Peer Tutoring
The Learning Assistant Program is staffed by trained individuals who are undergraduate or graduate students. Learning Assistants provide specific one-on-one learning support for students with diverse needs. They are paid by the students who typically have assistance through the Bursary for Students with Disabilities (BSWD), however, students not eligible for the bursary may also pay for these services.  Check with your PMC coordinator for more information about eligibility and application process.

Disability Counselling
The PMC has graduate students from a counselling program offering individual disability-related and academic counselling. The students are supervised and have relevant experience and training. If you are interested in connecting with a counselling intern, contact your PMC Coordinator for a referral.

Mentor Volunteer Program (MVP)
The MVP was created to assist mainly first-year students with disabilities make a successful transition to post-secondary. The primary role of mentors is to provide academic support and facilitate the mentees’ adjustment to university life. Mentors assist mentees in developing effective study strategies and a greater sense of connection with their new social environment. If you are interested in connecting with a mentor, contact your PMC Coordinator for a referral.

Learning Strategy Support
The PMC has two on-staff Learning Strategists available to meet one-on-one with PMC students to help them develop (1) self-awareness (a better understanding of learning strengths and weaknesses, including the impact of your disability on academic performance), (2) self-advocacy (an ability to draw from self-awareness to seek out services and accommodations needed to level the playing field) and (3) individualized learning strategies (which may include the use of Assistive Technology).   We offer LS Workshops each fall on topics such as Time Management and Organization, Active Reading, and Note taking Strategies.  Ask your PMC Coordinator for a referral to weekly LS drop-ins or appointments.

Attendant Services Program
Carleton has a unique program that offers attendant and personal care services, 24-hours per day, 12 months of the year at no cost to students with physical disabilities living in residence. Student attendants are employed to assist students with disabilities with activities of daily living such as rising, retiring, personal hygiene, and dressing. To obtain further information, please contact: Matthew Cole at (613) 520-6615.

Carleton Aspirations Club
The goal of the Carleton Aspirations Club is to provide a social and friendly environment to students with Autism Spectrum Disorders where they can share common interests and discuss their experiences at university. Students plan fun activities and meet on a bi-weekly basis. New members are always welcome. Speak to your PMC Coordinator to obtain further information about upcoming events.


Library Services

Persons with physical disabilities have access to the main entrance of the building via ramps from the outside or an elevator from the tunnel level. A key-operated elevator provides access to most floors in the Library. See the Stacks Services Desk about obtaining a key for this elevator.

New Sun Joy MacLaren Adaptive Technology Centre (JMC)
Located in room 232 on the main floor of the Library, the JMC has accessible workstations and adaptive technologies including JAWS, Dragon Naturally Speaking, ZoomText, Inspiration and Kurzweil, amongst others. If you would like a referral, see your PMC Coordinator. To set up a tour contact the JMC Coordinator, Heather Cross.

Stacks Services
Students with disabilities may request assistance retrieving library materials such as books, serials and government documents by completing a Transcription Request.  Once a request is submitted, students can expect to have the items they requested waiting for them at the Stacks Services Desk, located on the second floor of the library, within 24 hours. Please note that stack workers will also supply call numbers and check availability of material, if requested.

For more information see the Library’s website for Services for Students with Disabilities or contact Heather Cross at 613-520-2600 ext. 8186.

Student Academic Success Centre (SASC)
SASC provides a wide range of learning support services for undergraduate students, including:

  • Learning Support Services
    • study skills info-sessions
    • booking appointments with writing tutors
    • tutor referral services
    • drop-in appointments with a Study Skills Specialist
  • Peer-Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)
    • A series of weekly study sessions for students taking selected first-year courses. PASS is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.

Mathematics Tutorial Centre
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, 4285 Herzberg Laboratories, Tel: 613.520.2155

The Math Tutorial Centre offers free math tutorials for Carleton students requiring assistance for qualifying-year and first-year math problems. The hours of operation are posted on the bulletin board in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Writing Tutorial Service
This service offers free individual tutorials to registered Carleton students seeking assistance in essay writing. You will be guided through all stages of the essay-writing process, from the exploration and gathering of information, to the organization of ideas, to the final draft. Call (613) 520-2600, ext. 1125, to make an appointment.

Academic Support Services
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