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Membership changes at LDAO

Our chapters are the lifeblood of support to local communities, and as such it is vital they are supported in their efforts to provide programming for their clients.

LDAO, its staff, board and Chapters across Ontario are saddened by the passing of Diane Wagner

Diane served at LDAO with a commitment to helping every induvial that needed her expertise, over her long and distinguished career. She truly would always do anything she could to assist our community. Our condolences and thoughts are with her husband Gerry, her family, and friends. She truly left a legacy at LDAO with over 30 years of service, will continue our mission to honour her. Thank you Diane !!! Lawrence Barns President and CEO

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.

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.