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Disability Supports and Services

If you're a student with a disability, you will find a full range of supports and services at NSCC that can be customized to meet your needs. Some services take time to plan, so the sooner you see us, the better.

Connect with a Learning Strategist

Our learning strategists can help you identify any strengths or barriers to learning you may experience. They can also help you:

  • Find services (like tutoring) and equipment (like electronics and software) to lower or remove your barriers
  • Find out if you are eligible for funding to pay for services and equipment
  • Access funding for services and equipment
  • Plan your academic accommodations for coursework, exams and tests
  • Find and use other internal and external resources
  • Communicate with your instructors

Meet your Learning Strategist

The student services department or your student services advisor can connect you with a learning strategist on campus or you can contact one directly.

If you are an online student, your online advisor can connect you to the most appropriate learning strategist based on your location or program.

What to bring

When you meet with your learning strategist, please bring your knowledge about:

  • Your educational experiences
  • Past accommodations and strategies that were effective and/or not effective
  • Coursework and program requirements that you are concerned about
  • Specific requests for supports

Please also bring any relevant medical documentation such as:

  • Psycho-educational assessments
  • Other educational assessments
  • Hearing or visual impairment reports
  • Nova Scotia Student Loan Disability Verification form
  • Other medical assessments and/or doctor’s notes naming diagnoses, barriers and recommendations

Contact a Learning Strategist

Akerley Campus (Dartmouth)
Carly Martin

Annapolis Valley Campus (Middleton, Lawrencetown)
Mike Ciarrocco

Burridge Campus (Yarmouth)
Glenda Chipman

Cumberland Campus (Springhill)
Darlene Porter

Digby Learning Centre
Glenda Chipman

Institute of Technology Campus (Halifax)
Joan Munroe

Ivany Campus (Dartmouth)
Martha Huestis

Jodi MacEachern

Kingstec Campus (Kentville)
Judy Williams

Julie Crocker

Lunenburg Campus (Bridgewater)
Mary Jane Pittman

Tracy Ingraham

Marconi Campus (Sydney)
Kelly O'Brien

Pictou Campus (Stellarton)
Hilary Gibson

Shelburne Campus
Glenda Chipman

Strait Area Campus (Port Hawkesbury)
Cathy Chisholm

Truro Campus
Bronwyn Bagnell

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