Post Secondary Education Supports

Funding

Canada Student Grant for Students with Permament Disabilities: The Canada Student Grant for Students with Permanent Disabilities is a grant that provides $2,000 each school year (August 1 to July 31). You can get this grant for each year of your studies (including undergraduate and graduate levels) as long as you continue to meet the eligibility requirements.

Canada Student Grant for Services and Equipment for Students with Permament Disabilities  This grant provides up to $8,000 per academic year for exceptional education-related services or equipment.

The Application Form for both the above Grants can be found here.

CCRW Youth Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities    Full time students with a disability may apply for a $2,500 scholarship for their first year of post secondary education.

Autism Ontario Scholarships  Individuals on the autism spectrum entering the first year of a post-secondary program may apply for the Eleanor Ritchie Post‐Secondary Scholarship.

Canada Student Loans-Permament Disability Program - Allows for the forgiveness of Canada student loans for persons who have a permanent disability and are experiencing hardship repaying their loans due to their disability.

Programs

Community Integration through Cooperative Education (CICE):  CICE programs are 2 year college programs offered at several colleges around Ontario.  They are designed for students adults with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mild Intellectual Disabilities or Brain Injury and provides students a unique opportunity to continue their education in a college environment. The core CICE learning focuses on personal development, human growth and essential employability skills which include interpersonal and workplace communications, functional mathematics, career exploration and readiness, health and wellness.

CICE programs are currently offered at these colleges:

Conestoga College, Kitchener

Confederation College, Thunder Bay

Durham College, Oshawa 

Fanshawe College, London

Fleming College, Peterborough

Georgian College, Barrie  

Humber College, Toronto,

Lambton College, Sarnia

Loyalist College, Belleville 

Mohawk College, Hamilton

Niagara College, Niagara

Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie

St. Clair College, Windsor

St. Lawrence College, Brockville, Cornwall and Kingston

York University Aspergers Mentoring Program (AMP) The AMP program is for York University students diagnosed with Aspergers or HFASD and was developed to assist students to develop a sense of belonging and a peer group, to support students as they navigate university life, and provide a coach to talk through difficulties that the student maybe experiencing.  

NEW! York University Pilot Project: Strengthening Transitions for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders














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