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Free ADHD webinars available from ADDitude website

A wide variety of webinars are available. For most you just need to register with your name and email address. There is also a free App available from iTunes.

Cambrian College offers online programs and courses on Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, and Math, beginning in January, 2016.

Cambrian College Continuing Education department offers online post-graduate certificate programs for Learning Disabilities Specialists at the postsecondary level. Individual online courses offered include: Understanding Mental Health for Students: Supporting Family and Friends - HEA1005. Supporting Staff and Students with Mental Health Issues - HEA1033. Winning at Math: Math Strategies - TEA1001

Have a student with a print disability? Connect them to accessible reading!

If you’re an educator supporting a student with a print disability you can receive free access to thousands of accessible reading materials, including a free Bookshare account, for your student through the Educator Access Program from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

Participants needed for study of the Homeopathic treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

The study is for children and adolescents ages 6-16 with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a 28 week study investigating the use homeopathic remedies in the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Free webinars on JUMP Math At A Glance

Sign up for these free, 45-minute sessions with an overview of the Jump Math program: the philosophy, principles, and methods that make JUMP Math successful in the classroom for both teachers and students.

2012 Survey Report on LDs in Canadians 15 years and older

Statistics Canada has released a summary report on results of the 2012 Canadian Survey on Disability (CSD). In this survey, adults (15 and older) with a learning disability were identified as those who answered the question “Do you think you have a condition that makes it difficult in general for you to learn? This may include learning disabilities such as dyslexia, hyperactivity, attention problems, as well as other conditions” or “Has a teacher, doctor or other health care professional ever said that you have a learning disability?” The frequency and severity of their difficulties with daily activities were also taken into account in including the respondents as having a learning disability. (Note: respondents with intellectual disabilities might not have been screened out, if they reported themselves to have a learning disability.)

Adults with ADHD needed to share experiences with medication

Researchers at St. Michael’s hospital are looking for adults living with ADHD to contribute their opinions & experiences with ADHD medication through confidential telephone interviews. Those who choose to participate will receive an honorarium of $35. The Ontario Drug Policy Research Network (ODPRN) (www.odprn.ca), based at St. Michael’s Hospital, is a province-wide network of researchers who provide timely, high quality, drug policy relevant research to decision makers. They are currently conducting a series of drug class reviews using a novel

Bookshare: Accessible E-books for People with Print Disabilities — now available in Canada!

Bookshare -- the largest online library of accessible books for people with print disabilities -- has recently entered into a partnership with CELA -- Center for Equitable Library Access -- to provide FREE Bookshare memberships to eligible people in Canada. Print disabilities include severe learning disabilities that affect reading (sometimes called dyslexia).

Have your say! Share your stories!

Contribute to the I Have Something to Say project of the Provincial Advocate for Children & Youth, with your experiences of living with learning disabilities. Children and youth are encouraged to share their stories directly using the I Have Something to Say website.

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.