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-ins You don't have to be part of the program to access peer drop-in hours!
SASA Social Association for Students with Autism (SASA)
Contact us 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

Registration to be a mentee in the Access Us Peer Mentorship program is closed and will reopen on July 15.

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Peer Advisors: Daily Drop-ins

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
  • Goal-setting
  • Exploring your identity and disability
  • Career exploration

Drop-in Hours

Peer Advisor Drop-In hours will resume in the fall. In the summer, our Orientation & Transition Assistant is able to support students in short drop-in meetings on Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & Thursdays 2 – 4 p.m.

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

Location: Accessibility Services, 455 Spadina Avenue, Room 417A

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 re-launch in Fall 2019. If you are interested in joining our listserv to stay connected and receive details about our summer socials, please email Rouya Botlani at rouya.botlani.esfahani@utoronto.ca.

Contact

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