Supports and Services
Accessing disability supports and services may be different from school to school and may also depend on whether the course or program you choose is a designated program recognized and funded by Nova Scotia Student Assistance.
In order to find out more about designated programs and designated institutions go to Student Assistance website.
Who do you go for assistance at your institution?
Universities within Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)
If you are attending Universities within Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Community College:
PSDS funds these institutions to provide you with a Disability Resource Facilitator (DRF) to assist you with what on-site supports and services are available.
These might include:
- Assisting with grant application for services and equipment
- Learning strategist
- Assistive technology
- Orientation to the school
List of NSCC campuses with DRFs:
- Lunenburg and Shelburne
List of Universities with DRFs:
- Acadia University
- Cape Breton University
- Dalhousie Agricultural Campus
- Dalhousie University
- Mount Saint Vincent University
- College of Art and Design
- Saint Mary's University
- St. Francis Xavier University
- Université Sainte-Anne
Phone: 902-769-2114 x 7332
Private career colleges or studying outside of the province
If you are attending a private career college within Nova Scotia or studying outside of the province, please contact Post-Secondary Disability Services through email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about on-campus resources.