The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Our mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.
Partnering with Schools for Student Success: Effective Parent Advocacy
REGISTRATION IS OPEN. Online workshop for parents, and for individuals who are helping parents navigate the school system. Starting on October 19, 2015.
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month
This month long effort is about more than events, rather it is about raising awareness and reducing stigma to allow people to get the supports they need to reach their potential.
English and French resources for educators
LD@school/TA@l’école: English and French resources for educators who work with students with learning disabilities.
Updated Ministry of Education Policy on Learning Disabilities
LDAO enthusiastically welcomes the announcement by the Special Education Policy & Programs Branch of the revised Policy/Program Memorandum 8: Identification of and Program Planning for Students with LD.
How Sudbury family deals with LDs
Listen to a great CBC interview with a mother and daughter from our Sudbury chapter, about their experience living with learning disabilities
The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, in partnership with the Integra Program of the Child Development Institute, is presenting an online workshop for parents and those who are helping parents navigate the school system. The course is called Partnering with Schools for Student Success, and promotes a collaborative approach to advocacy, based on knowledge and understanding on both sides.
The seven units explore perspectives of parents and schools, promote an understanding of the needs of students and of special education and behaviour management processes in schools, and teach strategies for successful negotiation. Scenarios will be used to help illustrate the ideas presented.
The online course is offered in two versions:
- Professionals, and others who are working with parents, will do assignments at the end of each unit, and submit a final case study, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.
- Parents can choose to take the course for their own information, without submitting assignments or receiving a Certificate of Completion, for a reduced fee.
All participants will have access to a discussion forum where they can ask questions and share ideas.
The course will be moderated by Kate Cressman, and Diane Wagner, Public Policy & Education Consultant at LDAO. Kate is the Community Education and Engagement facilitator with the Integra Program of the Child Development Institute. She provides training and promotes collaboration between schools, students, parents and other helping professionals around children’s mental health and learning.
The seven units will be made available one week at a time over seven weeks, starting on October 19, 2015.
Cost: $350 ($300 LDAO member rate)
Parent version without assignments or certificate: $250 ($200 LDAO member rate)
For questions contact Diane Wagner: dianew@LDAO.ca or 416-929-4311 Ex. 22