Her service to this community was unwavering over her long and distinguished career. Our condolences and thoughts are with her husband Bob, her family and friends. She truly left a legacy at LDAO and we will continue our mission to honour her. Thank you Karen!!! Lawrence Barns President and CEO
Educator modules on disability, accessibility, and inclusion Modules pour représentants du milieu de l’éducation sur le handicap, l’accessibilité et l’inclusion Five interactive learning modules on disability, accessibility, and inclusion, developed with input from students and parents, educators and school leaders, as well as community organizations. Click here to visit the site
Special Education in Ontario: A Guide for Students and Caregivers is available for download, in full or section-by-section, including five flowcharts on the main special education processes. Developed with input from students, their families, educators, and community supports/organizations. Click here to visit the site About the project Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE) is a project focused on developing resources to support students & families to navigate the special education system. Thank you to all the students, parents, caregivers, community support
Participants needed for an OISE-based study on self-advocacy skills during transition to high school, for Grade 9 students with LDs and their parents
Request for Grade 9 Research Participants Project Title: Knowledge, Perceptions, and Practice of Self-Advocacy in Grade 9 Students with Learning Disabilities: A Case Study of the High School Transition Experience Diane de Vos is a graduate student in the School Psychology Program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education who is conducting a research study as part of the requirements for her Doctoral degree. This study has received ethical approval from the University of Toronto. Diane is recruiting English-speaking
We call on the Government of Ontario to implement an evidenced-based literacy curriculum that is aligned with the science of reading and with the recommendations laid out by the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s (OHRC) Right to Read Inquiry.
LDAO welcomes the release of the Final Recommendations of the K -12 Standards Development Committee, chaired by Lynn Ziraldo. We commend Lynn and all the committee members who worked so hard to consult and develop these recommendations.
The Learning Disabilities Associations of Ontario will be marking Learning Disability (LD) Awareness month throughout the month of October. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness and reduce stigma to allow individuals with LDs to get the supports they need to reach their potential.
Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) is excited to announce their newest initiative, Enhancing Access to Special Education (EASE). “We recognize that navigating different special education processes can be challenging, and it can often feel like you are alone on the journey. EASE is working to develop accessible resources to support students with special education needs and their families in navigating special education processes. We are asking students, their families, educators, and community supports/organizations to share their experience and expertise with
Dr. Penny Corkum, a Professor at Dalhousie University and Child Clinical and School Psychologist, along with a research team of health and education specialists, is inviting teachers to register for the "ASSIST Sustainability and Implementation Study" Canadian teachers in grades 1 to 12 can access this free online professional development. As part of the research study, access to the ASSIST program will be offered at no cost to teachers who register before March 31st, 2021. To Register: https://assistforteachers.ca/research-study What is the program? ASSIST is a self-paced, step-by-step,
Pamela McDonald and Dr. Derek Berg, of the Mathematical Cognition and Instruction Laboratory, Queen’s University, are looking for preservice and inservice elementary teachers from Canada to complete an anonymous survey exploring teachers’ experiences with and perceptions of mathematics, math anxiety, and learning disabilities. The study will take approximately 25-30 minutes for you to complete and can be completed online. In appreciation of your time, you will be entered into a draw to win one of four, $50 dollar amazon gift cards. Please Click: https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9pe2qbXE9ndx8jj