Minister appoints LDAO CEO to Advisory Council
LDAO is delighted to announce that Lawrence Barns, our President and CEO, has been appointed by Minister Lecce to serve on the Minister's Advisory Council on Special Education.
LDAO Chair wins Presidents Award from the Council for Exceptional Children
LDAO wishes to congratulate our Chair, Dr. Steven Reid for this recognition of a career supporting students in Special Education and beyond. LDAO is delighted his leadership, skills and heart have been recognized in this fashion.
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.
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!