The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) does not endorse any particular program, method, or facility for treating learning disabilities and/or ADHD. It is our mandate to provide information on the range of options available, but LDAO does not evaluate the quality of any services or events that may be listed on the website. The inclusion of any specific material on this website should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval of such material.

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As you can see in the lists below, there are many organizations you can look to for assistance of all kinds – and we keep adding more as we learn about them. If you know of exceptional organizations and would like to recommend them for inclusion on this list, please let us know at For information about the services offered by LDAO and our local chapters please see the relevant sections in the left hand menu bar.


College Disability Services

Algonquin College

Centre for Accessible Learning

Cambrian College

The Glenn Crombie Centre Disability Services

Canadore College

Student Success Services

Centennial College

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Collège Boréal

Bureau des besoins particuliers

Conestoga College

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities

Confederation College

Student Accessibility Services

Durham College

Access and Support Centre

Fanshawe College

Accessibility Services

Fleming College 

Accessible Education Services

George Brown College

Accessible Learning Services

Georgian College

Accessibility Services

Humber College

Accessible Learning Services

La Cité Collégiale

Le Service d’appui et adaptations

Lambton College

Accessibility Centre

Loyalist College

Student Office for Alternative Resources

Mohawk College

Accessible Learning Services

Niagara College

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Northern College

Accessibility Services

Sault College

Accessibility Services

Seneca College

Counselling and Accessibility Services

Sheridan College

Accessibility for Students

Sir Sandford Fleming College

Accessible Education Services

St. Clair College

Accessibility Services

St. Lawrence College

Accessibility Services

Ontario Provincial Demonstration Schools

Amethyst Demonstration School
Contact Phone: (519) 453-4400
Address: 1515 Cheapside St London, Ontario N5V 3N9

Centre Jules-Léger ÉA Difficulté
Contact Phone: (613) 761-9300
281 Lanark Ave Ottawa, Ontario K1Z6R8

Sagonaska Demonstration School
Contact Phone:
(613) 967-2830
350 Dundas St W Belleville, Ontario K8P1B2

Trillium Demonstration School
Contact Phone:
(905) 878-2851
347 Ontario St S Milton, Ontario L9T3X9

Organizations serving individuals with exceptionalities or disabilities

Association Francophone de Parents d’Enfants Dyslexiques ou ayant tout autre trouble d’apprentissage (AFPED)

Association for Bright Children (ABC)

Aspergers Society of Ontario

Autism Ontario

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Community Living Ontario

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario

Epilepsy Ontario

FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE)

Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community

International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

NLD Networking Group of Ontario

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Société franco ontarienne de l’autisme

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

VIEWS for Children who are Blind or have Low Vision

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children


Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2018

Programs for students entering any postsecondary institution:

SHIFT at Ryerson University

 Sarah Kloke,

SHIFT (Students Heading Into Full Time) is Ryerson’s free transition program for students with disabilities who are heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. This program is specifically designed for first-year students with a documented disability (such as, a learning disability, ADHD, mental health impacts, physical, sensory, and/ or medical disability).

During SHIFT, incoming students learn about the accommodation process at Ryerson, take the first step in getting registered with Academic Accommodation Support (AAS), and plan for a strong transition to university.

In 2018, SHIFT will be offered as a one-day program, on the following days:

  • June 21, 9:00-4:00 pm
  • July 18, 9:00-4:00 pm
  • August 15, 9:00-4:00 pm
  • August 22, 9:00-4:00 pm

Registration Register for SHIFT 

For further inquiries about registration and future opportunities with SHIFT, please contact or 416-979-5290.

Programs for students entering the specific postsecondary institution:

Collège Boréal programme de transition « Un pas vers ta réussite »

Aux étudiantes et étudiants ayant des troubles d’apprentissage et/ou trouble déficitaire de l’attention

  • C’est GRATUIT*!
  • Rencontrer d’autres étudiantes et étudiants et te faire de nouveaux amis.
  • Rencontrer notre équipe.
  • Te familiariser avec le campus à l’aide d’une visite guidée.
  • Prendre connaissance de l’appui et des accommodements disponibles.
  • Découvrir des trucs et de nouvelles technologies pour t’aider dans tes cours.
  • Prendre de l’avance!
  • Pratiquer l’accès au Portail et imprimer ton horaire
  • Faire le prétest d’English et Logiciels Microsoft avec accommodements (temps supplémentaire)

Du 27 au 29 août 2018

Séance d’information pour les parents : Lundi 27 août à 9 h

Pour plus de renseignements:

Service aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant des besoins particuliers:  705.560.6673 ou 1.800.361.6673, poste 2020

Centennial College Start Smart Program

Summer transition program for incoming Centennial College students with disabilities

Dates: Aug. 21 – Aug. 23, 2018

Location: Centennial College – Event Centre (Progress Campus)

Fanshawe College Summer Transition Programs

Programs for incoming Fanshawe college students with disabilities:

Fast Forward to Fanshawe- General: August 22, 2018

Fast Forward to Fanshawe- Mature Students: August 29, 2018

Fast Forward to Fanshawe- Students with ASD: August 21st

Program for students with mental health issues:

Stepping Into Fanshawe- mental health: August 22nd through to August 24th, 2018.  Students can self-identify, no diagnosis required.

 To register, please contact Counselling and Accessibility Services at 519-452-4282 or

Georgian College Summer Transition Program

Lifestyle Management (three-credit General Education course) is designed to help students:

  • Earn a college credit and reduce fall semester requirements.
  • Ease the transition to postsecondary education
  • Receive guidance when accessing academic accommodations.
  • Experience campus life and build a community of peers.
  • Receive training in adaptive technology, written expression, academic study skills & self-advocacy

July 9, 16, 23 and 30, Aug. 6 (online), 13 and 20, 2018; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Georgian College, Barrie Campus

$384.14 course fee includes: textbook, evening activity and FREE one-night stay in the Residence on Sunday, July 8 ONLY (not including food)

Contact: Avery Konda, President, Georgian College Students’ Association in Barrie

Humber College / Guelph-Humber Transition Programs

Humber College Accessible Learning Services is offering two different programs this summer – any student who identifies as having a disability and is starting Fall 2018 can attend. Students must have confirmed their offer to Humber / Guelph-Humber prior to registering.

Student Transition and Readiness Sessions

  • One 90 minute session to help you prepare to meet with an Accessibility Consultant
  • Learn about the Accommodation Letter process and appropriate documentation
  • Offered in a group workshop format facilitated by ALS staff
  • 24 different dates to choose from May through July
  • Registration:
    For North Campus & Guelph-Humber: 416-675-5090
    For Lakeshore Campus: 416-675-6622 ext. 3331

Easy Start Transition Program

  • A full day of programming on the transition from High School to Post-secondary
  • Meet current students, learn transition tips and strategies for success
  • Hear from our Keynote speaker and
  • participate in workshops focusing on student success
  • Bring one guest with you: they can learn tips to help support you in your academic journey


Mohawk College Project Connect

A day of workshops for incoming Mohawk College students with a disability, including topics such as Self Advocacy, Time Management and Technology, and a Student Panel.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:00 – 4:30

To register visit:

Email questions to: or call (905) 575-1212, ext. 5401

Contact Accessible Learning Services at: or call (905) 575-2211

Northern College Accessibility Services Post-Secondary 101

Summer transition program helping incoming Northern college students with disabilities to:

  • Find their way around the college
  • Get help with the “have-to” paperwork
  • Identify “must know” important dates
  • Focus on things that are important to know when you’re enrolled in college and have a disability
  • Connect with the people who can help

Timmins: August 28-30, 2018 Haileybury: August 27-31 Kirkland Lake: August 28-30

705.235.3211 x. 2237; 705.235.3211 x. 2272;
Kirkland Lake:  705.567.9291 x. 3625 ;

Sault College
Information For Transition 2018

Transition program for any first year student with a documented learning disability

Monday, August 27th – Thursday, August 30th
9:00am – 3:00pm

  • Develop a better understanding of your disability, your rights, and your responsibilities
  • Discover on-campus resources, services, and facilities
  • Explore learning strategies (note-taking, test-taking, study skills, time management, organization) and assistive technology
  • Meet with counsellors to identify accommodations, strategies, and resources before the start of the academic year
  • Learn your way around campus, meet new friends, and build a support network
  •  Get a head start (locker, student card, parking, textbooks)Registration:  Ian Smith – 705-759-2554 x 2803;
  • Note: If you are moving here from out of town, we will cover accommodations at residence for the week of Transition, if needed.

Seneca College Ready…Set…Success!

Contact: 416-491-5050 x 26065 or

Free two-day workshop of interactive sessions for students entering Seneca College

Wednesday August 22 – Thursday August 23, 2018 from 9:00am-4:30pm
(breakfast and lunch included)

To register: please complete the application form



2017 Summer Transition Programs for students entering the specific postsecondary institution:

 Accessibility Transition Program at Nipissing University

Contact: Angela Nicholls,

Accessibility Transition Program (ATP) is a FREE three-day program for first-year students registering with Student Accessibility Services at Nipissing U.

August 23rd – 26th, 2017

For more information:

Easy Start Transition Program at Humber College, U. of Guelph-Humber

Contact: Megan Logeman,

One day summer transition program for students with disabilities who are entering Humber College or U. of Guelph-Humber.
Meet with returning students and explore/connect with Accessible Learning Services.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Humber North Campus

Register at:

Humber Summer Program poster 2017 PDF

Fridays in July at University of Guelph

Contact: Tania Green,

One day program for students who are new to the University of Guelph and have a disability.

Friday July 7, 14, 21, OR 28, 2017

Please register in advance

Great Beginnings for College at George Brown College

Contact: Anne Moore,

3 day program for students accepted into a GBC program and registered with Accessible Learning Services

August 22 to 24, 2017 at St. James Campus

For more information and to register:

Head Start on College at Cambrian College

Contact: Suanne Lindsay,

Monday, August 28 to Friday, September 1

Parent session Monday August 28, 9:30 to 10:3o a.m.

For more information:
The Glenn Crombie Centre for Student Support
705-566-8101, extension 7420 Toll-free in Ontario 1-800-461-7145, extension 7420

Register at:

Le programme de transition à Collège Boréal

Contact: Micale Prévost,

Programme de transition pour les étudiantes et étudiants ayant troubles d’apprentissage et/ou  troubles déficitaire de l’attention

Du 28 au 30 août 2017

Moving Forward, at U. of Toronto St.George

Contact: Rouya Botlani,

One-week free orientation event for students entering their first year of undergraduate studies here at UofT St. George, who self-identify as having a disability.

Monday August 28th – Friday September 1st, 9:30-3:30pm

Register at:

Project ADVANCE at York University

Contact: Angela Lecompte,

Project ADVANCE is a free two week transition program offered through Disability Services at York University to all incoming York U. students who have a disability.

Monday, August 14th to Friday, August 25th

“Parent Orientation” takes place on the first day of PA, Monday, August 14th.

Register at: by August 7th

Project Connect at Mohawk College

Contact: Parry, Rosina,

One day workshop for incoming Mohawk College students with disabilities

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parent session Thursday, August 24, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Register at: by August 11.

Ready…Set…Success! at Seneca College

Contact: Lisa Schlaich,

Free two-day workshop of interactive sessions for students entering Seneca College

Wednesday August 23 – Thursday August 24, 2017 from 9:30am-4:30pm

Register: please complete the application form

Shifting Gears at McMaster University

Contact:  KaylaCarneletto,

Shifting Gears is a series of workshops and tours for incoming students to McMaster U. who have disabilities

Weekly Summer Orientation Sessions: Accommodations and SAS Orientation:

Thursday July 13th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday July 19th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday July 25th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Thursday August 3rd, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Tuesday August 8th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday August 15th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monday August 21st, 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Register for one of the dates at:

Summer Transition Welcome Week Workshops:

Monday August 28th, 2:00 – 4:00 PM Academic Accommodations: Learn about the academic accommodation process at McMaster
Wednesday August 30th, 10:00 AM – noon Driving School: Essential Skills for Success: Learn skills essential to success in university
Wednesday August 30th, 1:00 – 3:00 PM Information Highway: Library Use in the Fast Lane: Library Accessibility Services
Thursday August 31st, 2:00 – 4:30 PM Tune-up, Tune-in: The Lecture Experience: Learn and practice notetaking skills

Register for  Welcome Week Workshops at:

STEPS program at Sheridan College

Contact: Janice Galloway,

Summer Transition Experience Programs for incoming Sheridan College students with disabilities.

  • Trafalgar campus: Tues July 25th, Wed July 26th and Thurs July 27th 2017  (cost $50.00 per student)
  • Davis campus: Tues Aug 22nd, Wed Aug 23rd and Thurs Aug 24th 2017 (cost $50.00 per student)
  • HMC campus:  Wed Aug 23rd 2017 (cost $15 per student)

Students are advised to register for the campus they will be attending in September.

To obtain a registration form:

Summer Transition Programs at Brock University

Contact: Mary Ann Tierney,

Mindful Transitions is a one-day, workshop-based program for incoming first-year students with a diagnosed and documented disability.
Friday August 11th, 2017. Limited to 20 participants.
Register at by July 21st.

Strategies conference is a  4 day transition program offered by Student Accessibility Services (SAS) specifically designed for students with learning disabilities.
Sunday August 13th Wednesday August 16th, 2017
$50 conference fee, limited to 25 participants.
Register at

SAS Partnership with Smart Start.  Smart Start is Brock University’s academic orientation program for all incoming first-year students. Students with a diagnosed and documented  disability can set up an appointment to meet with a SAS Case Manager and other staff, review accessibility needs and, where appropriate, discuss technology needs.
To register for Smart Start, visit, and indicate that you wish an appointment with SAS. 

Summer Transition Program at University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa

Contact: Wendy Stevens,

Tuesday, August 22 to Thursday, August 24, 2017

  • Time: 8:30 a.m. start each day. Tuesday and Wednesday academic and social programs end at 8 p.m., and Thursday ends by 4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free to all students who are registered with Student Accessibility Services.
  • Lodging: Out-of-Durham participants are invited to stay in residence. You can begin your stay on Monday, August 21.

Transition evening for parents
Monday, August 21 

  • 5 to 6 p.m. – light supper for students and parents
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. – parents-only information session
  • 7:30 to 8 p.m. – question-and-answer session

Register for both programs at

Private Schools

Private schools which have programs for students with LDs and/or ADHD

LDAO does not endorse or recommend any of the facilities listed or any of the methods, programs, products or treatments offered by such facilities. Our aim is to keep the community informed about services and facilities that are available to people with learning disabilities.


Contact Phone:
(416) 963-4962
Address: 245 St. Clair Ave. W. , Toronto, M4V 1R3
Ages 6 – 17

Contact Phone: 705 741 -4800
Address: 366 Parkhill Road E. Peterborough, K9L 1C3
Ages 6 – 17

Contact Phone:
(416) 932-8273
Address: 240 The Donway West., Toronto, M3B 2V8
Grades K -12

Contact Phone:
(905) 844-3240
Address: 1484 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, L6J 7W5
Grades 9-12


Contact Phone: (416) 778-6336
310 Danforth Avenue, C-1, Toronto, M4K 1N6
Grades 1 – 9


Contact Phone:
(416) 483 9215
21 Deloraine Ave., Toronto, M5M 2A8
Grades 1-8

Contact Phone: (905) 686-4800
Address: 520 Westney Rd. S., Ajax, L1S 6W4
Grades K-8

Contact Phone: (416) 249-1500
4 John Street, Ste. 2, Toronto, M9N 1J9
Pre-teens & Adolescents


Contact Phone: (519)449-2983
Address: 1249 Colborne St. W., Brantford, N3T 5L7
Grades K – 6

Contact Phone: (613) 592-3398
Address:  325 Sandhill Road, Kanata, K2K 1X7
Grades 1 to 6


Contact Phone:
: (613) 829-2694
Address: 985 Pinecrest Ave., Ottawa, K2B 6B4
Grades 1-8

Contact Phone: (416) 469 2008
4 Montcrest Blvd., Toronto, M4K 1J7
Grades JK-8

Contact Phone: 905-427-3120
Address: 162 Rossland Road E., Ajax, L1T 4V2
Grades JK -8
Arrowsmith Program Gd. 1-8

Contact Phone: (705) 734-8648
Mailing Address: 86 Idlewood Dr.,
Midhurst, ON, L0L 1X1
Grades K – 12 in a one-room schoolhouse set-up.

Contact Phone: (519) 888-0807
888 Trillium Dr., Kitchener, N2R 1K4
Grades 1 – 10

Contact Phone: (416) 781 4754
801 Eglinton Ave.W., Ste. 201, Toronto, M5N 1E3
Grades 7 – 12

SPHERE COLLEGE (bilingual)
Contact Phone:
(613) 842-9111
1095 Quigley Hill Rd., Ottawa, K4C 1H2
Grades 9 -12

Contact Phone:
(905) 891-1555
Address: 1587 Cormack Cres., Mississauga, L5E 2P8
Grades JK- 8

The STUDY Academy
Contact Phone:
(416) 929-1630
20 Glebe Rd. East, Toronto, M4S 1N6
Grades 5 – 12

Contact Phone:
(905) 279 7200
275 Rudar Rd., Mississauga, L5A 1S2
Grades 1-12

VENTA PREPARATORY SCHOOL INC. *(Residential & Day School)
Contact Phone:
(613) 839 2175
2013 Old Carp Road, Carp, K0A 1L0
Grades JK – 10


Contact Phone:
(416) 444-7644
55 Scarsdale Rd., Toronto, M3B 2R3
Grades 1-12


Contact Phone:
(416) 928-0124 Ex. 31400
Address: 15 Breadalbane St., 3rd Flr., Toronto
Grades 9 – 12

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship and Bursary list

Student Awards

LDAO Scholarships & Bursaries

LDAO Scholarships and Bursaries


Summer Camps

Camp Kennebec

Camp Kennebec welcomes campers with a range of exceptionalities, including ADHD and learning difficulties. Optional 1:1 academic tutoring with onsite teachers and educators

Camp Kirk

Established in 1993, Camp Kirk is a residential (overnight) camp for boys and girls 6 to 13 years of age who have Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), including those with incontinence or enuresis (bedwetting) difficulties. Camp Kirk’s mission is to provide a nurturing, non-competitive and structured environment that allows these children the opportunity to enjoy a residential camping experience and to develop social, emotional and physical skills, thereby raising their self esteem.

Camp Kodiak

Kodiak campers range in age from 6-18 and include children & teens with and without learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder. They come from Canada, the U.S.A. and around the world. An academic program is available.

Camp Towhee

Camp Towhee is a residential therapeutic program for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and related psychosocial difficulties. Located on a beautiful lakefront property in Haliburton, Ontario, Camp Towhee provides the perfect environment for making new friends and experiencing success.

Summer Camp at The Kinark Outdoor Centre

Providing Outdoor Education, Skill Development and Adventure-Based Programming for schools, agencies and faith communities since 1985.


University Disability Services

Algoma University

Learning Centre/Disability Services

Brock University

Services for Students with Disabilities

Carleton University

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

Lakehead University

Support for Students with Disabilities

Laurentian University

Accessibility Services

McMaster University

Student Accessibility Services

Nipissing University

Student Accessibility Services

Ontario College of Art & Design

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Queen’s University

Health, Counselling, and Disability Services

Redeemer University

Disability Services

Ryerson University

Student Learning Support

Trent University

Student Accessibility Services

Oshawa campus

Trent University Accessibility Services Office – Durham

University of Guelph

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ottawa

Access Service

University of Toronto

Accessibility Services

University of Toronto at Mississauga

AccessAbility Resource Centre

University of Toronto at Scarborough

AccessAbility Services

University of Waterloo

AccessAbility Services

University of Western Ontario

Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Windsor

Student Disability Services

Wilfrid Laurier University

Accessible Learning Centre

York University

Counselling & Disability Services

Learning Disability Services: