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ABLE @ Dal Orientation

Orientation for students with disabilities


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.

This year's ABLE@Dal orientation will take place on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

Register today!

Student Schedule

Download a PDF copy of the Student Schedule

Time

Session

Location

8:30–9am

Registration

Mona Campbell Lobby

9–9:30am

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

11–11:30am

Note Taking Strategies
Learn how to take notes more effectively and participate in a short lecture given by a faculty member.
Room 1108
Mona Campbell

11:30am–12pm

Self-Advocacy and Communication
Learn what self-advocacy means for you as a student at Dalhousie and about our diverse community.
Room 1108
Mona Campbell

12–1pm

Lunch

Howe Hall

1–1:30pm

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

1:30–2:30pm

Assistive Technology
Learn about the assistive technology available to support your learning.
Room 1108
Mona Campbell

2:30–3pm

Faculty Perspective
Learn more about how to be successful in your fall classes from the faculty perspective.
Room 1108
Mona Campbell

3–3:15pm

Exam Accommodations
Learn about the process of requesting exam accommodations. 
Room 1108
Mona Campbell

3:15–3:30pm

Wrap up and next steps

Room 1108
Mona Campbell

Parent & Family Schedule

Download a PDF copy of the Parent and Family Schedule

Time

Session

Location

8:30­–9am

Registration

Mona Campbell
Lobby

9–9:30am

Welcome and Introductions

Room 1108
Mona Campbell

9:30–10:30am

Access and Accommodations
Learn more about access and accommodations at Dalhousie.
Room 1107
Mona Campbell

10:30–11am

Health and Wellness on Campus
Learn about the resources on campus that support your student’s health and wellness needs.
Room 1107
Mona Campbell

11–11:10am

Break

 

11:10am–12:20pm

Teen Brain Development
Learn the common challenges for students at this age as well as how you can assist and support your student through their first year at Dalhousie.
Room 1107
Mona Campbell

12:20–12:30pm

Wrap up and next steps

Room 1108
Mona Campbell