Transition Resources


If your child has been identified as having a intellectual disability and is 16 years old or older, you can begin the application process for DSO to set up adult support services for your child.

You will require:

-a psychoeducational assessment (ask learning resource teacher if you need a copy)

-an adaptive functioning assessment (ask learning resource teacher for more information)

You can begin the application here:

*If your child qualifies for qualifies for DSO, they will automatically qualify for ODSP. (See below)

Ontario Disability Support Program |

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) – 284

Ontario College Certificate

Two years

Ontario College Certificate

Two years

This program offers students with intellectual disabilities and other significant learning challenges the opportunity to pursue a postsecondary education, prepare for success in entry level work, build independence and self-advocacy skills for adult life.

Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) – 284 | Mohawk College

Career Pathways – 361 | Mohawk College

Designed specifically for students with a learning disability, autism or mental health challenges who want to develop academic and career-ready skills for future postsecondary study and employment


This guide has been created by the Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC). RARC provides accurate and comprehensive assessments and follow-up services to post-secondary students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and ASD. RARC provides these services to students at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario and at other institutions across south-eastern Ontario. For more information about RARC or their services, visit

About | Transition Resource Guide for Students with Disabilities

Registering with Accessibilty Services for Post-Secondary Schools

Essential Skills Upgrading Program

The Essential Skills Upgrading Program is a skills development program in communication (reading, writing and speaking) and numeracy at a pre-high school level. Its purpose is to help adults with developmental disabilities attain their goals related to further training, employment or independence.

Please contact us at 905-561-2190 ext. 4757 or for details.

Classes are free of charge, individualized, self-paced and delivered in a small class format to meet the specific needs of each student.Adults with developmental disabilities 19 years+ can participate (though 21yrs+ is highly recommended).The adult must be physically autonomous and possess the capacity for independent action and self-management within the classroom.The adult should be able to profit from instruction in basic numeracy and literacy (this is assessed by the teacher) and participate fully in their individualized program.
Supports OfferedStudents participate in individually designed learning experiences focusing on: Upgrading of basic literacy and numeracy Skills Practical context in which these skills will be employed. Expressed needs and interests of the adults themselves
Course Delivery FormatEnrolment in the Essential Skills classes are continuous throughout the school year (September to June) and hours and days are flexible. Part-time classes are available Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Currently programs are available in both in-person and fully on-line formats due to COVID19.  
LocationsContinuing Education Hill Park Learning Centre
465 East 16th Street, Hamilton ON – 905-561-2190
To RegisterTo make an appointment for and intake/assessment meeting, please click the button below:Schedule Appointment – Literacy & Basic Skills (NON-CREDIT) Intake/Assessment
FundingThis Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.