U of C support group for students with a diagnosis on the spectrum

New! U of C support group for students with a diagnosis on the spectrum (ASD, PDD-NOS, Asperger Syndrome).

When? 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month, starting March 1st!

Time?  Always 12-2 pm

Where? MSC 458 (classroom on the top floor of Mac Centre)

Cost? FREE!!

Share your unique experiences, learn from your peers, meet people, celebrate success, and problem solve challenges. Guest speakers can be brought in based on group interest.

Interested? Email:

Sarah (Autism Calgary) – sarah@autismcalgary.ca

Mary (Student Accessibility Services) – mlcole@ucalgary.ca

Group dates: March 1, March 15, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17, June 7 and June 21.

Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship

The Sarah Gaulin Memorial Scholarship seeks to support and encourage the resilience of individuals with mental illness pursuing post-secondary education.

  • Applicants must have an ongoing mental health condition for a minimum of two years
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load
  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada

The scholarship is valued at $1000.

The application deadline is April 1, 2017. Visit the scholarship website for additional eligibility criteria and to apply online.

NEADS National Student Awards Program

The NEADS National Student Awards Program is offered to encourage full access to post-secondary education for persons with disabilities, who often have greater barriers to participation in higher education, as well as extra costs because of their disabilities. Students must currently be registered in and continuing at post-secondary institution and provide documented proof of registration as part of the application and on receipt of the award.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada
  • Applicants must have a permanent disability*
  • Applicants must be currently registered in and returning to a full-time program of study at an accredited Canadian post-secondary college or university. Full-time status is at least 40% of a full course load.

*For the purpose of these awards, a permanent disability is a permanent functional limitation which affects the ability of the student to participate fully in post-secondary education.

Criteria

  • Strong commitment to your academic discipline
  • Exemplary record of volunteerism and/or employment
  • Demonstrated potential to be an outstanding participant in the community

Value and number available

  • NEADS National Student Awards (6, $3,000 each)
  • NEADS Holly Bartlett Memorial Award (1, $1,000)
  • NEADS Christine Nieder Memorial Award (1, $1,000)
  • AMI Robert Pearson Memorial Scholarship (2 at a value of $5,000 each)

Selection Process

Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed for completeness and adherence to the above guidelines. Assuming all guidelines are met, selection committees review applications based on the selection criteria described above.

Due to the volume of applications received, only those selected to receive an award will be contacted. Recipients will be contacted by August 1.

Apply to: NEADS National Student Awards Program
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
Rm. 426 Unicentre, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6
By e-mail: etes@neads.ca

Deadline: April 30

Click here to Apply Online

See more at: http://www.neads.ca/en/about/projects/ete2/scholarship/

ASD Study

Do you have Autism? Or Asperger’s Syndrome or PDD-NOS? Are you a Post-secondary Student?

This study wants to give you a chance to share your voice! Participants will be asked to fill out some forms and complete a one-on-one audio-recorded interview regarding their experiences as a post-secondary student.

Participants may enter a draw to win 1 of 3 gift cards valued at $75!

For more information and/or to participate please contact – Taylor Schembri at taylor.schembri@ucalgary.ca

This study has been approved by the University of Calgary Conjoint Calgary Conjoint Faculties Research Ethics Board.

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Scholarship

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for its 2017 program.

Applicants to this Scholarship Program must be either hard of hearing, deafened or oral deaf. Eligible applicants may be first-time or returning post-secondary students at a recognized College or University. Students should be registered in or planning to register for a full-time program as of September 2017.

For additional eligibility criteria and to apply, visit the Scholarship Program website. The application deadline is March 3, 2017 at 3pm (EST).

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