Transition Programs and Supports

ATP consists of 2 FREE programs which are designed to introduce students registering with Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to available services and supports, skill development workshops, and the opportunity to get a jump start on connecting with peers and the SAS Team. Students can register in one or both programs.

ATP uses Nipissing University's Blackboard learning management system. This allows us to host online events through the summer and into the school year giving you a chance to attend events wherever you are. It also provides ongoing information regarding SAS events on campus.

Accessibility Transition Program (ATP): Launch

ATP: Launch is designed to introduce new students to available services, supports and to provide skill development opportunities essential to a successful university transition. ATP: Launch will also include social events and activities.


We are happy to announce our new Student Transition Leader program (STL) which will seek the involvement of upper-year or graduated SAS students to share information, resources, experiences as Lakers and in life in general as students with disabilities. STAY TUNED!

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, all ATP Launch programming will be delivered online in 2020.

To Register for ATP:Launch contact:

Shannon Stein - Accessibility Transition Program Assistant


Benefits of attending ATP: Launch

  • Learn about accommodations, adaptive technologies, and learning resources
  • Explore learning strategies and what works best for you
  • Develop your self-advocacy skills
  • Establish a support system with like-minded individuals
  • Benefit from the experiences of upper year SAS student
  • Participate in fun and engaging activities and workshops

Accessibility Transition Program (ATP): Connect

ATP: Connect is an ongoing support and transition program for students registered with Student Accessibility Services (SAS). You can look forward to workshops and events that support you throughout the year.

To Register for ATP:Connect contact:

Shannon Stein - Accessibility Transition Program Assistant


Benefits of enrolling in ATP: Connect

  • Access transition support and accessibility services resources
  • Access resources that are designed to promote academic success
  • Connect with other students registered with SAS
  • Participate in discussions and have your questions answered by SAS staff
  • Register and participate in workshops and social events

ATP: Connect will address three key areas that aid in a student’s success at university:

Academic Skills

Explore the different services and workshops that SAS has to offer. Topics include learning styles and strategies and information on adaptive technology services.

Life Skills

Build upon your self-advocacy skills, stress management techniques and overall wellness in workshops and online discussions that will enhance your university experience.


Participate in events and online discussions that will allow you to connect with peers, learn what life at Nipissing is like, and hear from other students about their experiences at Nipissing.