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Statistics Canada study findings suggest that youth diagnosed with neurodevelopmental conditions (such as learning disabilities) and mental health conditions (such as ADHD) in their school years face barriers to enrolling in postsecondary education that are distinct from those confronting other youth.

Are Mental Health and Neurodevelopmental Conditions Barriers to Postsecondary Access? Rubab Arim and Marc Frenette Social Analysis and Modelling Division Statistics Canada February 2019 SUMMARY The benefits of obtaining a postsecondary education (PSE) are well documented. Various factors such as sex, academic performance, and parental education and income have been identified as key determinants of enrollment in PSE. Yet, relatively little attention has been paid to the independent role of disability as a barrier to enrolling in PSE. The purpose

Video: Building Math Skills at Home

Parents of children with learning disabilities (LDs) know that math can present some of the greatest hurdles in their academic careers, yet building math skills is necessary for succeeding in everyday life. We use math for cooking, shopping, playing games, sports and so much more.

Read about the results of recent studies of the ADHD brains in our Research section

Survey about ADHD in the school system

The Centre for ADHD Advocacy Canada (CADDAC) is conducting a survey of parents and others across Canada, on education experiences of students with ADHD in the school system. Anyone interested can access the survey at Education Survey or share education experiences at advocacy@caddac.ca.

Cambrian College offering Learning Disabilities programs, and a new training guide for Kurzweil 3000 v 15.

Cambrian College is pleased to announce that registration for fall courses for their three learning disabilities programs opens August 15. The courses and programs are all online and part-time. ATLD – Learning Disability Specialist: Assistive Technologist (Click here for description) LSLD – Learning Disability Specialist: Learning Strategist (Click here for description) LDGC – Applied Learning Disability Specialist (Click here for description) Also available are: TEA1001 – Winning at Math: Math Strategies HEA1033 – Mental Health: Supporting Students and Staff For

Summer Transition Programs for students entering college or university: SIGN UP NOW

Students with learning disabilities who are going from secondary to postsecondary education can benefit greatly from attending summer transition programs. Most colleges and universities in Ontario run programs for their own incoming students, and there are a couple of programs that are open to students attending other postsecondary institutions. See: Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2017 The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC) has created a new practical resource document for students with disabilities who are going on to postsecondary education.