Workshops

Professional development opportunities for RARC MAT practitioners, community psychologists and accessibility professionals

As a centre of excellence, RARC hosts professional development events for psychologists and professionals in the field of neuropsychological assessment and post-secondary accessibility and transition services. RARC hosts a yearly two-day workshop as well as the High Incidence Disabilities Conference (HIDC) which takes place every few years. 

RARC MAT Workshop

The RARC MAT Workshop invites practitioners and post-secondary accessibility staff to attend a two-day workshop featuring keynote and other presentations covering various topics around psychoeducational testing, student support and transitions.

This year's RARC MAT Workshop will be taking place on October 13 & 14, 2022, at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre in Kingston, Ontario.

All MAT practitioners and one staff member from each college/university that use RARC services are able to attend free of charge (conference, one night accommodations + meals). The cost of the workshop (including one night accommodations and meals) for non-MAT practitioners, additional college/university staff, and other participants is $450 + HST. Fees for one day only are also available as outlined on the registration form.

Keynote Speaker

Our speaker this year is Dr. Robert Weis from Denison University in Ohio. He is giving two talks this year:

  • Substantial Limitations or Everyday Challenges? A New Norm-Referenced Rating Scale to Measure Academic Impairment in College Students
  • Just Say No: Must College Disability Support Professionals Accept All Disability Documentation?
***Spaces still available! Please contact us if you are interested in registering beyond the deadline. ***

For more information on the 2022 RARC MAT Workshop, please view the poster, agenda, and registration forms linked below. Please submit your registration form and payment (if applicable) by September 15. Please email Alison Parker at rarcmat@queensu.ca if you have any questions and to submit your registration. 

2022 Forms

HIDC Conference 

Hosted by the Assessment and Resource Centres of Ontario (ARCs: RARC and NOARC), the High Incidence Disabilities Conference (HIDC) is a two-day conference that takes place every few years in Toronto, Ontario. The conference includes several well respected and prominent keynote speakers in the fields of mental health, learning disabilities, and ADHD, as well as breakout workshops from other field experts.  

The conference highlights the transition to and life in post-secondary for students with disabilities, including a focus on mental health.   

Stay tuned for more information on the next HIDC conference, scheduled to take place in 2024. Interested in speaking at the next HIDC conference? Please contact Alison Parker at rarcmat@queensu.ca.