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Disability Studies

Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of Community Services
School of Disability Studies

Unique in Canada, this program provides part-time university education to adults with a college diploma in the disability field or other related post-secondary academic credentials and work experience who are currently providing disability-related supports, services, education, or advocacy.

This degree program is designed to build on the direct practice skills that students have acquired within a Developmental Services Worker program (offered by a number of Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology), other disability-related CAAT diploma programs, and through work experience, (or other disability related post-secondary education and experience deemed suitable by the admissions committee), and to prepare them for leadership roles in a variety of areas including direct care, management, community development, policy, planning, and advocacy. In addition to paid careers, it is expected that some people, especially those within the disability community, will enrol in the program to enhance their ability to do effective advocacy.

For more information see the Ryerson University Undergraduate Calendar, visit the Disability Studies (BA) website, or contact Paris Master-McRae, Program Assistant School of Disability Studies, at 416.979.5000, ext. 7037 or