About Us

Our vision is to enable students with neurodevelopmental disabilities to thrive in post-secondary education.


The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC) promotes equity and access for students with neurodevelopmental disorders in post-secondary education, by providing evidence-based services and supports to students, practitioners, and educators across Ontario. The RARC strives for excellence in empirically driven assessments, training, transition programming, and research, all in the pursuit of equipping students with the knowledge, skills, resources, and abilities required to access and navigate post-secondary education.


  • Equity
  • Leadership
  • Accessibility
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity

RARC History and Evolution

In 1997 the Ontario government struck the Learning Opportunities Task Force (LOTF) to investigate the status of post-secondary students with learning disabilities. The task force recommended the creation of two Assessment and Resource Centres (ARCs—RARC and NOARC). Since opening in 2002, the ARCs have expanded their mandate to include students with other neurodevelopmental disorders.