PMC SUPPORT SERVICES
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.
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.
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.
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.
Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)
CSAS provides a wide range of learning support services for undergraduate students, including:
- Individual Support
- Skill Development sessions can help you tackle academic challenges, such as time management, and develop study skills that can strengthen your academic performance
- Writing Services can help through all stages of the essay-writing process, from the exploration and gathering of information, to the organization of ideas, to the final draft
- Peer Assisted Subject Coaching (PASC) can help you understand difficult course material and provide you with useful study strategies
- Bounce Back is a mentorship program that pairs first-year students who have had a difficult first semester at Carleton with an upper-year Facilitator who can offer support and help them work through issues that may be impacting their academic performance so that they may work towards academic and personal success
- Group Support
- Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) review course material through fun, collaborative activities and can help you gain a better understanding of the concepts discussed in your lectures
- Skill Development Workshops can help you work on improving your study habits
- English Conversation Sessions offer you a relaxed, informal environment to help you practice your English speaking skills
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.
Career Support Services
Career Services can provide the support and resources you need to help you find your career path, inform your educational decisions, and land a job. Career Services is committed to supporting the employment needs of students with disabilities. Accessible Career Transitions (ACT) is a collaborative program between Career Services and the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC). See the ACT resources and services available to you at: https://carleton.ca/career/act/
Academic Support Services
For more information and links to Carleton’s Academic Support Services, see www.carleton.ca/academics/support
For more information and links to Carleton’s Student Services, see www.carleton.ca/students/services/