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Student Life Events at St. George

Student Life Events at St. George

Moving Forward: Get Started Summer Transition Program (Hybrid Event for Students with Disabilities) - Students on the Autism Spectrum

Aug 10, 2022 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Aug 9, 2022 12:00 PM

Please note: the event programming on this day is geared towards incoming students on the Autism Spectrum.

Moving Forward general program description:
 
Moving Forward: Get Started is a Summer Transition Program specifically designed for new, incoming students entering any level of post-secondary education (undergraduate, graduate, college) and who are on the Autism Spectrum. This event is also for students on the Autism Spectrum who have not yet attended a Moving Forward orientation event. This two-hour event provides support to students living with disabilities including:

  • Navigating accommodations at the post-secondary level
  • University-level academic learning strategies and skills
  • Meeting a community of peers & connect with Accessibility Services staff
  • Transition to the next stage of your academic career.
After the end of this event at 4 PM, there will be an optional in-person tour from 4 PM-4:30 to the Accommodated Testing Services (ATS) Centre. An in-person tour will also be done during the larger Moving Forward event on August 29.

Moving Forward is a series of workshops, panels, and strategy sessions to introduce you to Accessibility Services, accommodations, and tips to prepare you for post-secondary learning! This event is a precursor of our larger Moving Forward: Orientation event happening August 29 and 30.
 
*When completing the registration process, please ensure to click "Complete Registration" after clicking the submit button in order to fully complete your registration and receive the (automatic) registration confirmation message.
 
Program Eligibility
  
Moving Forward is open to any student entering post-secondary studies at any university or college in Canada. Incoming students to University of Toronto St. George, Mississauga, & Scarborough are all welcome to attend!
 
This summer program is for undergraduate and graduate students entering first-year at any post-secondary institution, who identify as living with a disability. Moving Forward offers multiple opportunities/dates to enroll, with some programming days specifically designed with certain populations in mind (those events/dates will clearly specify if there is a programming focus).
 
Please note: the event programming on this day is geared towards incoming students on the Autism Spectrum.
 
Format: This specific event, taking place on Wednesday, August 10th, 2022, will be offered both in person and online. The day will include multiple sessions with both large group and small group opportunities. Breaks will be incorporated in the day. Students are encouraged to attend the full two-hour event to make the most of Moving Forward. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the registration process, next steps, and other questions related to the transition to post-secondary education.
 
Participation: We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. You are welcome to ask your own questions or simply observe these sessions to learn from ongoing discussions.
 
Materials: You are not required to bring any materials to these sessions, but we encourage you take notes if this works best for you. We encourage students to watch our prerecorded Transition Day video series to help frame the day.
 
Platform access information: This event will delivered in person and online. Participants will receive more details on room location and/or Zoom link about one week prior to the event. The event will take place on the St. George campus and/or Zoom. 

The workshops/events hosted by Accessibility Services on CLNx are geared to students who self-identify as living with a disability. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please email Morghan Brett (morghan.brett@utoronto.ca ) in advance of the date. Please note that some accommodations may require at least 12 business days' advance notice.
 
Questions: If you have other questions about Moving Forward, please feel free to contact us at as.learning@utoronto.ca

Please note: the information you provide by signing up for this Accessibility Services event through CLNx is held confidentially, in line with FIPPA standards. Only limited Accessibility Services staff and 2 CLNx administrators will have access to it. If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with Morghan Brett (morghan.brett@utoronto.ca).
 

No spaces remaining OR Registration is currently not available. Please check back 2-3 weeks before the event start date.