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Elementary students in grades 3 – 5 needed for Brock University study on writing

Parents and children are invited to participate in a study by researchers at Brock University that seeks to explore how Ontario elementary students in grades 3, 4, and 5 with language and learning disabilities feel about their ability to successfully complete writing tasks. For details about the study see Writing Self-Efficacy Study below If you are interested in participating, please email the Principal Student Investigator (Roselyn) to receive a Letter of Invitation with more information. Roselyn Gishen, MEd Candidate, Brock

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region expanding to Simcoe, becoming the Learning Disabilities Association of York-Simcoe

MEDIA RELEASE - April 16, 2023 Learning Disabilities Association of York Region expanding to Simcoe, becoming the Learning Disabilities Association of York-Simcoe RICHMOND HILL, ON – The Learning Disabilities Association of York Region is please to announce their name change and geographical expansion to service Simcoe County. While the pandemic brought increased need for programs in York Region, it also brought attention to the services needed in Simcoe for students diagnosed with learning disabilities. Effective immediately the organization will now

CADDAC is seeking support for a federal private members’ bill on ADHD education and access to services

CADDAC is asking for letters of support to Members of Parliament, and to make the process easier has created a fillable template that will determine your member of Parliament based on your address.

Seeking Ontario K-3 Literacy Educators

Looking for Ontario K-3 English teachers passionate about literacy to participate in a study looking at the evidenced-based practices of Ontario teachers. Participation would involve a 1 hour interview.

Families needed for SickKids research study involving neuroimaging, neurobiology and reading disabilities

A research team at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is recruiting for a study investigating the neuroimaging based modeling of reading disabilities. Families and their children, aged 6 to 16 years, who struggle with reading AND who have a same sex, biological sibling with strong reading skills, no more than three years apart in age, are eligible! Results from this study will be used to help future studies potentially assess new treatments for reading disabilities. Families will receive a

Survey: Are you employed and do you identify as having an invisible disability?

Dear Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario community! Are you employed and do you identify as having an invisible disability? We are a team of researchers from the University of Toronto studying how people with invisible disabilities navigate the workplace. We are looking to recruit participants for our survey that are employed and have an invisible disability. If you fall into this category, we would really appreciate your participation to advance research on invisible disabilities. If you are interested in participating in the survey,

Consultation on Accessibility at Scotiabank looking for participants

Scotiabank is developing an accessibility plan to continue building an equitable, inclusive, and accessible financial institution. Scotiabank welcomes all Canadians, whether they are a customer or not to participate in a consultation. Learn more about how to participate in an accessibility consultation by visiting: www.scotiabank.com/ca/en/personal/accessibility/accessibility-consultation.html

Free ADHD Resource Now Available

The ADHDe Project from the University of Windsor is delighted to announce the launch of the project’s press book, which can be found on the eCampus Ontario Open Library. This free resource is available to any organization to use and adapt, in part or in whole, to create a similar program for their community. The ADHDe Project is a student-led initiative. The “e” in “ADHDe” stands for education, equity, and empowerment. The project aims to assist with destigmatizing ADHD and neurodiversity, provide students

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. The initial appointment is until October 2024. The Minister's Advisory Council on Special Education (MACSE) provides advice to the Minister of Education about: the development and delivery of programs and services for students with special education needs identifying and providing early intervention programs More information on the Council is available here : https://www.ontario.ca/page/ministers-advisory-council-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. LDAO is fortunate to have his leadership and is looking forward to his continuing to be a champion for our community as he begins life as a Professor after his retirement from YRDSB. Dr. Steven Reid President's Award to a Partner in Education Throughout