Our peer programs give students one-to-one and group support, as well as the chance to contribute in a variety of roles and contexts. With an academic or social focus, challenges are addressed with a positive, practical approach that creates new opportunities for growth and connection.

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Contents

Access Us Join Access Us to connect with other students and navigate U of T!
Peer Advisors – Daily Drop-In Meet with a Peer Advisor. You don't have to be part of the program to access peer drop-in hours!
SASA Social Association for Students with Autism (SASA)
ADHD Peers Connections An informal, drop-in space to talk about challenges and strategies
Workshops & events Workshops, dialogues and other events
Contact Questions? Contact Rouya Botlani, Coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program

Access Us

Students registered with Accessibility Services can connect with an Access Us peer mentor and be part of a supportive community that includes:

  • Being mentored by an upper-year student (3rd and 4th year or graduate)

  • Social events throughout the semester

  • Academic workshops led by a Learning Strategist or other professionals (e.g. time management, exam preparation, effective note-taking, etc.)

  • Leadership, Professional & Career Development Opportunities

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Peer Advisors – Daily Drop-In

Drop-in Hours

Starting Monday, September 16, peer advisors will be available Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.

Our graduate peer advisor is also available on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & Thursday 2 – 4 p.m.

Drop-in hours are open to all students connected with Accessibility Services.

Location: Accessibility Services, 455 Spadina Avenue, 4th Floor, Room 417A

Peer Advisors are available to help students: 

  • Learn about the services at Accessibility Services
  • Discover supports and resources at U of T
  • Register for tests and exams
  • Download their Letter of Accommodation 
  • Write emails and get tips on communicating with professors and course instructors
  • Plan out their semester and plan ahead
  • Get tips on time management and manage school work
  • Practice and learn about self-care
  • Set goals
  • Explore your identity and disability
  • Explore careers

Social Association for Students with Autism (SASA)

Are you a student living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Join your fellow students for informal discussions and group activities where you can share your interests in a welcoming social setting. All U of T students are unique, and SASA provides students with ASD, the chance to connect, contribute and develop new friendships. As well as weekly meet-ups with a board games, options for solo activities, and light snacks, the group decides on occasional outings based on mutual interests. 

SASA will run every Friday (as long as the University is open, with the exception of Reading Week) from 2 – 4 p.m. in OISE, Room 4426.

If you are interested in joining our listserv to stay connected, please email Rouya Botlani at rouya.botlani.esfahani@utoronto.ca.

ADHD Peer Connections

Join us for an informal space where you can meet peers with similar experiences managing Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Students can drop-in to one of our weekly sessions led by a peer facilitator to discuss their strengths and challenges and share successful strategies. Each week, students can check in on their goals.

Location for all drop-ins: CIE Baldwin Room

Drop-ins run on Mondays from 1 – 3 p.m.

Workshops & events

Click on the headings below to see the full list of events.

Workshops

All of our workshops are open to students at any level registered with us, and for any student who self-identifies as having a disability. Workshops run on Tuesdays from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

To register to attend, please log into CLNx.

Dialogues

Dialogues are open to students at any level registered with us, or who self-identifies as having a disability, to chat with peers about different topics. Dialogues run weekly on Wednesdays from1:30 – 3 p.m.

To register to attend, please log into CLNx.​​

Graduate Student Dialogues

Graduate Student Dialogues are open to current graduate students only. Graduate Student Dialogues run on the last Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To register to attend, please log into CLNx.

Events

Contact

Rouya Botlani, Coordinator of the Peer Mentorship Program at 416-978-1497 or rouya.botlani.esfahani@utoronto.ca.