Important Information for Supporters and Students

Supporting is a Team Effort

SAS will be very involved with your new Laker as we help them gather their documentation and set up their Individual Accommodation Plans. We will also be directly involved in their ongoing support such as accessing testing accommodation, note-taking support, assistive technology, and alternate format learning materials – whatever is appropriate to their individual disability.

However, SAS also relies upon a team of student services professionals here at Nipissing to offer other resources and supports integral to student success. Please click on the links below to explore these resources further.



Accessibility Transition Program

Our Accessibility Transition Program is an interactive program of activities and workshops designed to orient students to Nipissing, to SAS, and to university learning to help them get off to a confident start.

Financial Aid

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) supplementary funding for students with disabilities to help cover additional disability-related educational expenses. Click here for more info.

Student Learning & Transitions

SLT teaches essential academic skills and study techniques that help students more effectively express their intelligence, apply their knowledge, and communicate their ideas.

Assessment Services

SAS has partnered with the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre to provide updated assessments (if required) for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD. Funding is available.

Student Counselling Services

Student Counselling Services works to support all students in achieving positive mental and emotional wellness. Our services are designed to be brief, effective, and professional.

Peer Tutoring

Our Peer Tutoring Program is designed to facilitate the provision of one-on-one peer-led tutoring sessions for students who request course-specific help.