"Attitudes are the real disability"
- Henry Holden
The Role of the Office for Students with Disabilities & myAccess at McGill.
The myAccess services, offered by the OSD, will be the unit which provides support if you feel that difficulties and impairments are hindering your academic performance while at McGill or if you require assistance with access. You should contact us regardless of whether the difficulties you are experiencing are permanent or temporary, and we provide assistance to both undergraduate and graduate students.
The assistance offered through myAccess targets a wide variety of situations, from medical diagnoses to mental health issues and anxiety disorders, and also includes long term support to accompany students with Learning Disabilities, ADD or ADHD, Asperger’s and autism.
You should contact myAccess even if you are being followed by a medical, mental health or counseling unit, as the unit will be able to guide you in reducing the impact your diagnosis may have on your performance, attendance or learning. The help available can be individual or offered through groups, depending on your needs and preferences.
The first step is to contact our office on (514) 398 6009 or to email disabilities [dot] students [at] mcgill [dot] ca and an advisor will be able to meet you, either face to face or virtually, to explain how our office functions, describe what services are available to you and refer you to other resources if necessary.
First Annual Disabilities Studies Lecture
What: Posthuman Disability Studies: What To Do When 'the Woman' and 'the Disabled' Have Never Existed.
Who: Dr. Dan Goodley, University of Sheffeild UK.
Where: Bronfman Building, 6th Floor, Nabisco Room.
When: November 20th, 2014 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm.
Professor Dan Goodley will explore what it means to be human in the 21 century and in what ways disability can enhance the meanings. Inspired by the theoretical frameworks of Braidotti and Deleuze, he will argue that disability has always contravened the traditional classical humanist conception of the human as male, white, European, able-bodied and heterosexual. He will work through entangled and complex connections of gender, disability, society and culture and advocate for a posthuman approach to disabilities studies and education that celebrates the moments of difference.
If you have accessibility requests or other questions, please email tanja [dot] beck [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Tanja Beck).