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Student Life Events at St. George

ASD Peer Connections for Women & Trans Students

Sep 19, 2022 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM

Registration Deadline: Sep 19, 2022 04:00 PM

ASD Peer Connections for Women & Trans Students

The ASD Peer Connections for Women & Trans Students provides women and trans students with ASD an informal space to connect and discuss topics relevant to their disability and/or identity.

Facilitated by an Accessibility Advisor and Peer Facilitator, group members meet bi-weekly to discuss topics relevant to their disability and/or identity.

Topics include:
  • Building a supportive group
  • COVID & ASD 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Finding creative outlets
  • Creating an inclusive classroom/university 
If this is your first time joining, please complete the ASD Peer Connections for Women & Trans Student sign up form. You can find the form here:

Format: The session will be offered virtually via MS Teams. Join for the full session or drop in, and you can choose to take a break at any time during the session.

Participation: Being on camera, using your mic, or participating in the chat are all optional. We welcome you to participate in a way that works for you. You are welcome to share/ask your own questions or simply observe these sessions to learn from ongoing discussions in the group. Typically, some planned questions for discussion will be shared with the group before the session each time and the group can also suggest topics/questions for discussion as well. Participants are invited to introduce themselves at the beginning of the session (this is optional). 

Materials: Participants are not required to bring materials.

Platform Access Information: The event will be delivered using MS Teams. To learn about the accessibility features on MS Teams and how to use them, you can read more about the overview of accessibility features and watch the MS Teams video tutorials

Technology & Sound:  The session will require a computer or device with MS Teams installed (some features may not be available on a browser/web version), with a built in microphone and speakers.

Using Microsoft Teams
Please note, Microsoft Teams is required to participate in this event. Here are instructions on how to download the application - it works better when you use the desktop version rather than the web version.

We will send you a calendar invite to join a Microsoft Teams Online Meeting for the start time of our Dialogue:
  • If you already have access to Microsoft Teams, then all you need to do is click the link in the meeting invite, and you will be connected for a video chat.  If you prefer, you can enable only audio. 
  • We recommend that you test this feature before your meeting to make sure everything works properly. 
  • You can also download the Teams app to your mobile device. If you are not familiar with Microsoft Teams yet, you can find instructions on how to use Teams hereLearn how to join a Teams meeting at this page. 
Women and trans students who self-identify as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are eligible. No formal diagnosis is required.

The workshops/events hosted by Accessibility Services on CLNx are catered to students who self-identify as living with a disability. If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please connect with in advance of the date. Please note that some accommodations may require at least 12 business days' advance notice.

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 our team at