Information for Parents

Information for Parents

As a parent, you have an opportunity to help your student experience a smooth transition to Brock University:

  • Ensure that appropriate documentation of a disability has been completed.
  • Work with your student to develop self-advocacy skills. Help them understand and effectively communicate the effects of their disability, their strengths, needs and preferences.

    Students must be able to advocate for their own needs, take responsibility for their learning, and understand the requirements that they must meet in order to be successful in their academic endeavors.

Very Important: Students are responsible for self-identifying and requesting accommodations (based on individual needs).The aim of our department is to establish a cooperative and responsible working relationship with each student. Therefore, we would like to stress that while it is our responsibility to provide students with the accommodations required, it is the responsibility of each student to inform us of their needs, any problems encountered with the accommodations and services, and to follow through with the procedures as outlined.

Two students studying at Brock University.

Mary Ann helps students with disabilities transition to Brock University.

Mary Ann Tierney
Transitions Coordinator
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Scholarship award for a student with a learning disability entering a post-secondary institution during the 2014-2015 academic year