ABLE @ Dal Orientation

Orientation for students with disabilities


Thursday, August 29, 2019

ABLE@Dal is an orientation program created exclusively for Dalhousie students (and their families) who identify with a disability. Led by faculty, staff and students, ABLE@Dal focuses on skill development and learning strategies essential to your success at Dalhousie.

This is your opportunity to meet new and returning students with disabilities, to share experiences, ask questions, and learn more about on-campus supports.

After attending ABLE@Dal students overwhelmingly reported feeling more confident in their ability to access support, and had a better understanding and awareness of the many resources on campus.

ABLE @ Dal Orientation Schedule
– Student Sessions

Time Session Location  
8:30–9:00am Registration Mona Campbell Lobby  
9:00–9:30am Welcome and Introductions

Room 1108 Mona Campbell

 
9:30–9:45am Getting to Know Each Other
Meet other first year students who are part of the Dalhousie community.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
9:45–10:20am Learn Well
Learn more about the expectations of university life, including academic, social, and accommodations-related. Learn how the Student Accessibility Centre can help you during your first year and beyond.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
10:20–10:30am Break    
10:30–11am Health and Wellness on Campus
Learn about the resources on campus that support your health and wellness needs.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
11:00–11:45am Note Taking Strategies
Learn about how to take notes more effectively and participate in a short lecture given by a faculty member.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
11:45–1:00pm Lunch Howe Hall  
1:00–1:30pm Faculty Panel
Learn more about how to be successful in your fall classes from the faculty.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
1:30–2:15pm Assistive Technology
Learn about the assistive technology available to support your learning.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
2:15–2:45pm Student Panel
We will sit down with a group of current students to answer questions about what it means to be a student at Dalhousie with accommodations.
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
2:45–3:00pm Exam Accommodations
Learn about the process of requesting exam accommodations
Room 1108 Mona Campbell  
3:00–3:15pm Wrap up and next steps

Room 1108 Mona Campbell

ABLE @ Dal Orientation Schedule
– Parent & Family Sessions

Time Session Location  
8:30–9:00am Registration Mona Campbell Lobby  
9:00–9:30am Welcome and Introductions

Room 1108 Mona Campbell

 
9:30–10:15am Access and Accommodations
Learn more about access and accommodations at Dalhousie.
Room 1107 Mona Campbell  
10:15–10:45am Health and Wellness on Campus
Learn about the resources on campus that support your student’s health and wellness needs.
Room 1107 Mona Campbell  
10:45–11:15am Student Health Insurance Plan
Learn about the Dalhousie Student Union health plan for your student's health needs.
Room 1107 Mona Campbell  
11:15–12:00pm Faculty Support
Meet the Assistant Dean of Science and learn how faculty work with the Student Accessibility Centre to support students.
Room 1107 Mona Campbell  
12:00–12:10pm Wrap up and next steps Room 1108 Mona Campbell  

 

 

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