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 info@LDAO.ca. 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
www.algonquincollege.com/cal/

Centre for Accessible Learning

Cambrian College
http://cambriancollege.ca/accessibility/glenn-crombie-centre/

The Glenn Crombie Centre Disability Services

Canadore College
www.canadorecollege.ca/departments-services/student-success-services

Student Success Services

Centennial College
www.centennialcollege.ca/csd

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Collège Boréal
www.collegeboreal.ca/services-etudiants/besoins-particuliers/

Bureau des besoins particuliers

Conestoga College
www.conestogac.on.ca/accessibility-services/

Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities

Confederation College
www.confederationc.on.ca/accessibility-services

Student Accessibility Services

Durham College
www.durhamcollege.ca/student-experience/helping-you-succeed/access-and-support-centre

Access and Support Centre

Fanshawe College
www.fanshawec.ca/student-life/student-services/accessibility

Accessibility Services

George Brown College
www.georgebrown.ca/accessible-learning-services/

Accessible Learning Services

Georgian College
www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/accessibility-services/

Accessibility Services

Humber College
www.humber.ca/student-life/swac/accessible-learning

Accessible Learning Services

La Cité Collégiale
http://crc.collegelacite.ca/service-dappui-et-dadaptations/

Le Service d’appui et adaptations

Lambton College
www.mylambton.ca/Accessibility_Centre/Home/

Accessibility Centre

Loyalist College
www.loyalistc.on.ca/services/able/soar/index.html

Student Office for Alternative Resources

Mohawk College
www.mohawkcollege.ca/StudentServices/AccessibleLearningServices.html

Accessible Learning Services

Niagara College
www.niagaracollege.ca/cswd

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Northern College
www.northernc.on.ca/accessibility-services/

Accessibility Services

Sault College
www.saultcollege.ca/services/StudentServices/Accessibility.asp

Accessibility Services

Seneca College
www.senecacollege.ca/students/counselling/index.html

Counselling and Accessibility Services

Sheridan College
www.sheridancollege.ca/about/accessibility/students.aspx

Accessibility for Students

Sir Sandford Fleming College
http://flemingcollege.ca/services/accessible-education-services

Accessible Education Services

St. Clair College
www.stclaircollege.ca/studentservices/accessibilityservices.html

Accessibility Services

St. Lawrence College

www.stlawrencecollege.ca/campuses-and-services/services-and-facilities/accessibility/

Accessibility Services

Ontario Provincial Demonstration Schools

Amethyst Demonstration School
Website:
www.psbnet.ca/eng/schools/amethyst/index.html
Contact Phone: (519) 453-4400
Address: 1515 Cheapside St London, Ontario N5V 3N9

Centre Jules-Léger ÉA Difficulté
Website:
www.centrejulesleger.com
Contact Phone: (613) 761-9300
Address:
281 Lanark Ave Ottawa, Ontario K1Z6R8

Sagonaska Demonstration School
Website
: www.psbnet.ca/eng/schools/sagonaska/index.html
Contact Phone:
(613) 967-2830
Address:
350 Dundas St W Belleville, Ontario K8P1B2

Trillium Demonstration School
Website:
www.psbnet.ca/eng/schools/trillium/index.html
Contact Phone:
(905) 878-2851
Address:
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)
www.afped.ca/

Association for Bright Children (ABC)
www.abcontario.ca

Aspergers Society of Ontario
www.aspergers.ca

Autism Ontario
www.autismontario.com

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance
www.caddra.ca/

Canadian Hearing Society
www.chs.ca

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)
www.cnib.ca

Community Living Ontario
www.communitylivingontario.ca

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario
www.dsao.ca

Easter Seals Ontario
www.easterseals.org

Epilepsy Ontario
www.epilepsyontario.org

FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society
www.faslink.org

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE)
www.fasdontario.ca

Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community
www.integration-inclusion.com

International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch
www.idaontario.com

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
www.LDAO.ca

Muscular Dystrophy Canada
www.muscle.ca/about-us/regions/ontario-nunavut/

NLD Networking Group of Ontario
www.nldontario.org

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)
www.oafccd.com

Ontario Brain Injury Association
www.obia.ca

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
www.ofcp.ca

Parents for Children’s Mental Health
www.pcmh.ca

Société franco ontarienne de l’autisme
www.autismefranco.ca

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario
www.sbhao.on.ca

Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario
www.tourettesyndromeontario.ca

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
www.tourette.ca

VIEWS for Children who are Blind or have Low Vision
www.viewson.ca

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children
www.voicefordeafkids.com

 

Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2016

Pre-Flight Summer Transition Program at University of Guelph

https://www.uoguelph.ca/csd/preflight
Contact Name: Tania Green
Contact Email: tgreen@uoguelph.ca

Pre-Flight is a week-long, jam-packed summer preparation program geared to give students the skills and information they need to be successful at university. Students with Learning Disabilities can face many unique challenges in the university setting and Pre-Flight attempts to help ease this transition.

Pre-Flight is held on-site at the University of Guelph July 3 – July 9, 2016 and is open to all current high school students who plan to attend any Ontario University in the Fall. The program provides students with the opportunity to:
Live in residence; Find out about campus resources; Learn to use adaptive technology; Find out what to expect at university; Experience life on campus; Learn effective academic strategies; Learn about themselves; Meet other new students; and Get prepared.

Students are required to complete an application for the Pre-Flight program. To request an application please e-mail the Pre-Flight Coordinator: Tania Green

SHIFT and Portage at Ryerson University

http://www.ryerson.ca/studentlearningsupport/academic-accommodation-support/index.html
Contact Email: shift@ryerson.ca
Contact Phone: 416-979-5290

SHIFT (Students Heading Into Full Time) and Portage are our free holistic transition programs for students with disabilities who are heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. These programs offer participants a space to explore possibilities for personal empowerment, and a positive start to their academic studies.

Pre-SHIFT 2016: August 12
The pre-SHIFT orientation day is offered to any student who may benefit from the additional support of an early introduction to the post-secondary environment. A morning and afternoon session will be offered (students only have to attend one of these sessions) in which staff from Academic Accommodation Support will review the schedule for SHIFT, prepare students for SHIFT week, and offer both campus and Student Learning Centre tours. Student Accommodation Facilitators will be available to answer questions about Academic Accommodation Support and transitioning to university. Both parents and students are welcome to attend. Lunch will be provided at noon for both groups.

SHIFT 2016: August 15 to August 17
This dynamic program of on-campus orientation activities and workshops is all about connection. Connect to our Academic Accommodation Support unit, connect to the latest in assistive technologies and funding options, connect to learning strategies, and connect to the campus community! Want to know more? View the 2015 SHIFT Draft Schedule.

Portage 2016: August 18 to August 19
Enjoy a two-day, urban/outdoor adventure to the Toronto Islands and deepen your readiness for post-secondary, your confidence, and your friendships!

Registration Register for Pre-SHIFT, SHIFT or Portage.
For further inquiries about registration and future opportunities with SHIFT, please contact shift@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5290.

Project ADVANCE at York University

http://ds.info.yorku.ca/project-advance/

Project ADVANCE is a FREE transition program offered through Disability Services at York University. It is designed to prepare students with documented disabilities (e.g., learning disabilities, mental health disabilities, physical, sensory and medical disabilities) for success in their post-secondary studies.  During Project ADVANCE, students will have the opportunity to learn about academic strategies, assistive technologies, and the availability of campus support at York.  In addition, there will be an opportunity to examine individual areas of academic strength and weakness as they relate to the challenges of university studies.

Project ADVANCE is offered as a two-week intensive program each summer.  In August 2016, Project ADVANCE will run from Monday, August 15th to Friday, August 26th.   Students interested in taking part must be accepted into York University for the upcoming year (summer 2016, fall/winter 2016-2017) and they must complete our online Project ADVANCE Application Form.

Parents or other support persons who have a child taking part in Project ADVANCE can attend our one-day parent orientation.  This orientation was designed to address parental concerns regarding the transition to post-secondary studies for students with disabilities.  “Parent Orientation” takes place on the first day of Project ADVANCE, Monday, August 15th.  To take part, parents must have a child attending Project ADVANCE in summer 2016.


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.

ARROWSMITH SCHOOL
www.arrowsmithschool.org

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

ARROWSMITH SCHOOL PETERBOROUGH
Contact Phone: 705 741 -4800
Address: 366 Parkhill Road E. Peterborough, K9L 1C3
www.arrowsmithschool.org/arrowsmithschool-peterborough/
Ages 6 – 17

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

CHISHOLM ACADEMY H.S.
http://chisholmacademy.com/
Contact Phone:
(905) 844-3240
Address: 1484 Cornwall Rd., Oakville, L6J 7W5
Grades 9-12

The CLAREMONT SCHOOL
www.claremont-school.com

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

DUNBLAINE SCHOOL
www.dunblaineschool.com

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

EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING CENTRE
www.exlcentre.com
Contact Phone: (905) 686-4800
Address: 520 Westney Rd. S., Ajax, L1S 6W4
Grades K-8

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

The GREGORY SCHOOL FOR EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING
www.gregoryschool.ca

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

MARCH ACADEMY 
www.marchacademy.ca
Contact Phone: (613) 592-3398
Address:  325 Sandhill Road, Kanata, K2K 1X7
Grades 1 to 6

MINDWARE ACADEMY
www.mindware.ca

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

MONTCREST SCHOOL
www.montcrest.on.ca
Contact Phone: (416) 469 2008
Address:
4 Montcrest Blvd., Toronto, M4K 1J7
Grades JK-8

PICKERING CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
www.pickeringcs.on.ca
Contact Phone: 905-427-3120
Address: 162 Rossland Road E., Ajax, L1T 4V2
Grades JK -8
Arrowsmith Program Gd. 1-8

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

SAINT JUDES SCHOOL
www.stjudes.com
Contact Phone: (519) 888-0807
Address:
888 Trillium Dr., Kitchener, N2R 1K4
Grades 1 – 10

SHOORE CENTRE FOR LEARNING
www.shoorecentre.com
Contact Phone: (416) 781 4754
Address:
801 Eglinton Ave.W., Ste. 201, Toronto, M5N 1E3
Grades 7 – 12

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

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

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

T.E.A.M. SCHOOL
www.teamschool.com
Contact Phone:
(905) 279 7200
Address:
275 Rudar Rd., Mississauga, L5A 1S2
Grades 1-12

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

WILLOWWOOD SCHOOL
www.willowwoodschool.ca

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

YMCA ACADEMY
www.ymcaacademy.org

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

http://www.studentawards.com/

LDAO Scholarships & Bursaries

http://www.ldao.ca/ldao-services/ldao-scholarships-bursaries/

Roy Cooper Memorial Scholarship

Summer Camps

Camp Kennebec
www.campkennebec.com

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
www.campkirk.com/

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
www.campkodiak.com/

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
http://www.camptowhee.ca/

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
www.koc.on.ca

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

 

University Disability Services

Algoma University
www.algomau.ca/learning/

Learning Centre/Disability Services

Brock University
http://edit.brocku.ca/services-students-disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities

Carleton University
www.carleton.ca/pmc/

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

Lakehead University
https://www.lakeheadu.ca/current-students/student-services/accessibility

Support for Students with Disabilities

Laurentian University
http://laurentian.ca/accessibility-services

Accessibility Services

McMaster University
http://sas.mcmaster.ca/

Student Accessibility Services

Nipissing University
www.nipissingu.ca/departments/student-development-and-services/accessibility-services/Pages/default.aspx

Student Accessibility Services

Ontario College of Art & Design
www.ocadu.ca/services/disability-services.htm

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Queen’s University
www.queensu.ca/hcds/ds/

Health, Counselling, and Disability Services

Redeemer University
www.redeemer.ca/life/studentServices/disabilityservices.aspx

Disability Services

Ryerson University
www.ryerson.ca/accesscentre

Student Learning Support

Trent University
www.trentu.ca/disabilityservices/

Student Accessibility Services

Oshawa campus

Trent University Accessibility Services Office – Durham

University of Guelph
www.uoguelph.ca/csd/

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
www.uoit.ca/sites/csd/

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ottawa
www.sass.uottawa.ca/access/

Access Service

University of Toronto
www.accessibility.utoronto.ca/

Accessibility Services

University of Toronto at Mississauga
www.erin.utoronto.ca/%7ew3access/

AccessAbility Resource Centre

University of Toronto at Scarborough
www.utsc.utoronto.ca/ability

AccessAbility Services

University of Waterloo
www.studentservices.uwaterloo.ca/disabilities/

AccessAbility Services

University of Western Ontario
www.sdc.uwo.ca/ssd/

Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Windsor
www.uwindsor.ca/sn

Student Disability Services

Wilfrid Laurier University
www.waterloo.mylaurier.ca/accessible/info/home.htm

Accessible Learning

York University
www.yorku.ca/dshub/

Counselling & Disability Services

Learning Disability Services: http://lds.info.yorku.ca/