The Accessibility Centre and Education Support (ACES) unit offers Skill Development Support for students registered with our office. ACES is committed to assisting students with disabilities and exceptionalities with building skills that will assist them in their university courses and life. The following support programs are available for students to enrol in:
1. Time Management Skill Development
Many students struggle with Time Management. In ACES, we offer individualized time management programming which allows you to plan your semester, keep track of important deadlines, stay on task with work throughout the semester, schedule your time weekly, and build necessary time management skills to foster independence. If you are registered with the ACES unit and find yourself struggling with time management, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book an appointment.
2. Assistive Technology facilitated by ACES Staff:
ACES Staff are available to meet with students and discuss and provide brief tutorials on various types of assistive technology available through our office. If you are registered with the ACES unit and are looking for assistive technology support, you can contact email@example.com to book an appointment.
We attempt to offer these groups on a semester basis, however, offerings are dependent on personnel availability.
1. Coping with Life (DBT Skills) Group facilitated by Dr. Veronica Hutchings (R. Psych):
Counselling & Psychological Service’s psychologist Dr. Veronica Hutchings, with support from ACES offers a 4-week group to assist students to cope with life as we navigate through an academic semester. Participants will learn dialectical behaviour skills to help them stay in the moment, regulate their emotions, tolerate distress, and communicate more effectively. To register, contact please call 709.637.7919, drop by Health Services Reception in BW 243, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Anxiety Group facilitated by Jennifer Broadbent (CCC):
Counselling & Psychological Service’s counsellor Jennifer Broadbent, with support from ACES offers a 5-week group to help students with anxiety and learn coping skills. It will be open to a maximum of 10 people on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will run for 5 consecutive weeks. To register, contact please call 709.637.7919, drop by Health Services Reception in BW 243, or email email@example.com.
3. Assistive Technology facilitated by ACES Staff:
ACES hosts a number of sessions during the academic year focusing on various types of assistive technology. Students will be notified about upcoming group sessions through email.
4. The Academic Success Centre facilitated by Memorial University, St. John’s Campus:
The Academic Success Centre provides group sessions on various topics related to skill development. For more information, you can visit the Academic Success Centre website.