Studying with a disability: “Mon bras droit éduc” platform enhances academic support
It is in fact the responsibility of students with disabilities to manage by themselves the organization of the support they need. From note-taking to physical support, these are all resources to be recruited and then coordinated for each course taken.
To reduce the barriers that can hinder the postsecondary education of a person with disabilities, Sergeline Isidore, in tandem with her colleague Sonia Detournay, founded Mon bras droit éduc, an organization that provides a database of resource people for these students, as well as a complete directory of organizations, services, financial support and information available across Canada.
Selected in the Civic Incubator’s winter 2021 cohort, the project seeks to fill the gaps in the system in order to increase the number of university graduates among students with disabilities and promote their professional integration and social involvement.
« When I discovered the Civic Incubator program and the innovative approach of the initiatives supported by the MIS, I recognized some aspects of my own project. As I want “Mon bras droit éduc” to succeed, so I did not hesitate to submit my application. I was convinced that the Civic Incubator would lead us to see our project from different angles and to consider the relevance of our problem. That was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss. » — Sergeline
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