Learning Disabilities

Autism – What We Know (15:34)

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In this Ted Talk geneticist Wendy Chung shares what we know about autism spectrum disorder through studies, treatments and careful listening.

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Your First Meeting With a Post-Secondary Access Advisor (17:25)

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This video offers insight into a typical first conversation between a student, who experiences disabilities in the post-secondary academic environment, and an Access Advisor. It includes information about academic, classroom & exam accommodations.

Although this video has been created for students at Mount Royal University, the approach that it takes should translate to other post-secondary institutions in Canada.

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What Can Assistive Technology Do (4:04)

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This video wants to help you discover what Assistive Technology (AT) can do. It was created by RSLSteeper.com, a UK company that’s focus includes AT.

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Understanding Asperger Syndrome (3:14)

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Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome (an Autism Spectrum Disorder) speak out about their experiences being on the spectrum. All of the statements in the video were collected through interviews from people who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. It was made possible by Kate Walker.

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See the World Through Asperger Eyes (10:07)

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In this Ted Talk, Wendy Lampen shares her own experiences of being different. As someone diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome she discusses how she senses and makes sense of our world. Among other endeavours, Wendy has a company that focuses on the competencies and possibilities of the different brain types and how they each can contribute to a richer life.

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National Education Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

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NEADS is mandated to encourage the self empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. Its website is set up to help students with disabilities navigate education and employment issues.

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Adaptive Technology for Students

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Insight into adaptive technology that works well for students with various learning disabilities. Intended for U of Sask students but information translates well to other post-secondary students.

Created by: University of Saskatchewan

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LD Blog

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A blog that provides news and information about Learning Disabilities. The primary contributor to the blog is John Wills Lloyd, who has a PhD in Special Education.

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Overview of a Centre for Students with Disabilities (3:14)

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This video outlines the services offered by Durham College’s (Ontario) Centre for Students with Disabilities. The accommodations for testing support, transition support, learning skills support, adaptive technology and alternate course material should be representative of accommodations available at post-secondary institutions throughout Canada.

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