The following is "ported" over from the employment rates thread.
slmkhoo wrote:Also, although this is OT - which poly is most accommodating to those with learning disabilities (not physical disabilities)? Or any experience (good or bad) with a particular poly/course?
The polys do offer special needs support. A quick google search on "special needs support in polys" will lead you to the respective poly's site.
In general, most poly lecturers are fairly understanding. There are also student counsellors on campus but they tend to handle more BGR, family, relationship issues than sped or acad issues per se.
I know of two cases (in 2 different polys) where the students were wheel-chair bound. Polys gave whatever support they could even when one of the student was hospitalised for more than 2 weeks.
Because of mobility issues, the mothers of these 2 wheel-chair students were allowed to sit in class. What was very touching was, when one of the student (from this particular poly) graduated, the poly invited the mother to wheel her child on stage to receive her diploma during poly graduation. The poly felt that if not for the mother's love and support, the student could not have done it on her own. It was a very touching moment!! This student received a Diploma in IT.
In the other student's case (from the other poly), this student nominated a group of her close friends for some friendship-care award (can't recall the award title). This group of friends were her buddies and support group throughout her 3 years of studies. I think the award was organised by some govt agency (can't recall which agency). This student received a Diploma in Accountancy.
The polys tend to be more tolerant and understanding. Perhaps it's a modular system and the curriculum is spaced out over 3 years.