First at Fleming

A summer transition program.

Sorry, registration for the 2019 program is now closed.

First at Fleming is a two day orientation program for Students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), or Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID).

Eligible students who are already registered with AES, and who are entering their first semester of a diploma or certificate program, can apply for First at Fleming.

If you are ready to apply, go to Next Steps located at the bottom this page.

What is involved? Students will:

  • Learn about the transition from high school to college
  • Meet key disability service providers including counsellors, assistive technologists and the learning strategies team
  • Meet, learn and have fun with other students
  • Take care of last minute business (such as getting a locker, purchasing textbooks and arranging for your student ID)

Is there a maximum number of students who can be accepted into the program?

Yes, we have to limit the program due to space limitations. So please be sure to get your completed application form and cheque to us by the application deadline: July 29.

If I apply for First at Fleming, do I have to register with Accessible Education Services too?

Yes, students must register with AES before applying to attend First at Fleming. During the AES registration process, your disability counsellor will review your documentation to determine your eligibility for First and Fleming.

What are the eligibility requirements to attend First at Fleming?

Students with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD or ADHD), or Mild Intellectual Disabilities (MID) who are attending their first semester of a diploma or certificate program may be eligible for First at Fleming. A Counselling & AES staff member will let you know if you are eligible for First at Fleming during the AES registration process.

Can parents attend?

Parents may choose to attend the Transitions & Expectations session on the first day where we will discuss the types of services available, student responsibilities, and the Bursary for Students with Disabilities. There will be ample time for a question and answer period.

Is there a fee?

Yes, there is a $50.00 fee. For more information, please refer to payment options when you complete the application form.

Will there be food?

Yes. On the first day we will have refreshments available at the Welcome session. We will also provide you with a Fleming Food Services gift card which you can use to purchase lunch and snacks each day. You should know that in Peterborough the only food options will be Tim Horton’s. In Lindsay, the cafeteria will be open.

Where will I sleep?

We aren’t able to provide overnight accommodations, so students will have to make their own arrangements.

What is the schedule for First at Fleming?

First at Fleming will run for two full days during the week prior to the fall semester start. Programming will take place at the Frost Campus in Lindsay on Monday and Tuesday and at the Sutherland Campus in Peterborough on Wednesday and Thursday. We will send participants an agenda with details later in the summer.

What are my next steps?

  1. Register with Accessible Education Services.
  2. Confirm your eligibility for First at Fleming (once you have registered with AES, a Counselling and AES staff member will contact you if you are eligible for First at Fleming).
  3. Complete the First at Fleming Application form: