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LD Awareness Month October 2022 Press Kit

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.

Partnering with Schools for Student Success: Effective Parent Advocacy

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, in partnership with the LD Mental Health Program of the Child Development Institute, is presenting an online workshop for parents and those who are helping parents navigate the school system.

LDAO, its staff, board and Chapters across Ontario are saddened by the passing of Karen Quinn.

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

Petition: Support Every Child’s Right to Read

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.

Final Recommendations released for K – 12 Education Standards

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.

Happy Holidays from LDAO

Here’s to a season filled with warmth, comfort and good cheer. Thanks for your support during this unusual year, Stay safe and Well and best wishes for a better year in 2022. Please note that our office is closed between Dec 24th and Jan 4th. Store shipments and workshops registrations will resume on the second week of January.

Ontario Human Rights Commission releases new video with update on the Right to Read inquiry

October 26, 2020: A new OHRC video provides a snapshot of the progress of Right to Read, the OHRC’s public inquiry into human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system.

LDAO study results measuring awareness, perceptions and attitudes among Ontario residents towards learning disabilities

In the summer of 2019, the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario partnered with the Community Research Co-Operative in order to measure awareness, perceptions and attitudes among Ontario residents towards learning disabilities.

Parents input required

Today for Learning Disabilities Month LDAO is sharing a link to the important inquiry now underway by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). LDAO encourages everyone to support this inquiry by connecting and telling YOUR story. Just because your school board isn't on the list they are examining in detail doesn't mean your voice cannot be heard!

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.