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Survey Report – Access to Special Education in Ontario

Last spring we posted a link to a Special Education Needs Survey which was collecting data for a project by Horizon Educational Consulting and a Pro Bono Law student from the University of Ottawa. The project was to provide a report and recommendations to the Minister of Education and the Ombudsman regarding special education needs in schools and school boards.

Are you looking for a summer program?

Many of our local LDA chapters run summer programs or summer camps. Check out the websites for our chapters at: www.ldao.ca/lda-in-canada/ldao-chapters/

Transition to Postsecondary

Students with learning disabilities who are going from secondary to postsecondary education can benefit greatly from attending summer transition programs funded through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Some colleges and universities in Ontario run programs for their own incoming students, and there are at least a couple of programs that are open to students attending other postsecondary institutions. See: Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2016 The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC) has created a practical resource document for

Free webinars on Dyslexia

The International Dyslexia Association is offering a free webinar series on Dyslexia. The first webinar will take place June 14th at 4:00 pm EST and again on June 15th at 10:00 am EST Listen and interact with internationally respected reading teacher and educator, Patricia Mathes, Ph.D., as she Explains the causes of poor reading; Reviews evidence of how reading changes brain structure and function; and Shares instructional components that address differences in the dyslexic brain and strengthen key areas of

Special Education Needs Survey

You are invited to participate in a 5 minute anonymous survey at the link below to help collect data for a project that Horizon Educational Consulting is working on, which will provide a report and recommendations to the Minister of Education and the Ombudsman regarding special education needs in schools and school boards.

Free ADHD webinars available from ADDitude website

A wide variety of webinars are available. For most you just need to register with your name and email address. There is also a free App available from iTunes.

Cambrian College offers online programs and courses on Learning Disabilities, Mental Health, and Math, beginning in January, 2016.

Cambrian College Continuing Education department offers online post-graduate certificate programs for Learning Disabilities Specialists at the postsecondary level. Individual online courses offered include: Understanding Mental Health for Students: Supporting Family and Friends - HEA1005. Supporting Staff and Students with Mental Health Issues - HEA1033. Winning at Math: Math Strategies - TEA1001

Have a student with a print disability? Connect them to accessible reading!

If you’re an educator supporting a student with a print disability you can receive free access to thousands of accessible reading materials, including a free Bookshare account, for your student through the Educator Access Program from the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA).

Participants needed for study of the Homeopathic treatment of ADHD in Children and Adolescents

The study is for children and adolescents ages 6-16 with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. It is a 28 week study investigating the use homeopathic remedies in the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Free webinars on JUMP Math At A Glance

Sign up for these free, 45-minute sessions with an overview of the Jump Math program: the philosophy, principles, and methods that make JUMP Math successful in the classroom for both teachers and students.