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Oliver Martin Memorial Trust Fund Assessment Scholarships

ONBIDA is thrilled to announce that we will be launching our 2nd year of scholarships for psycho-educational assessments for Ontario students who struggle learning to read and write. Scholarship Value $1,500

Families needed for SickKids research study on the genetics of reading disabilities

Families are needed for a research study at SickKids (the Hospital for Sick Children), which is investigating the genetic basis of reading disabilities. We require the participation of families and their child(ren), age 6 to 16 years, who struggle with reading. Parents will receive a report describing their child’s test results, which may be helpful in educational planning. All testing will take place at SickKids in downtown Toronto

JUMP Math launches free Teacher Support Site

JUMP Math has added a new free Teacher Support Site in an effort to help JUMP teachers and tutors connect with each other and share resources. Most of the resources will be linked to JUMP Math materials, but any educator can register on the site to learn about what’s happening in education news and find useful resources.

ADHD Webinars and Podcast Episodes

ADDitude's Free ADHD Experts Podcast and Live Webinars address topics that help people with ADHD better manage their symptoms, family, and life. They are hosted by top experts in the field, all of whom are contributors to ADDitude magazine and ADDitudeMag.com.

Resources available on Executive Function

Many students with learning disabilities and/or ADHD have difficulties in Executive Functions such as planning, time management and keeping track of multiple assignments.

Educational Implications of Supreme Court ruling on Moore case

A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada has affirmed the legal rights of students with learning disabilities to receive an education that gives them an opportunity to develop their full potential.

The learning disabilities community loses a courageous, dedicated advocate

The learning disabilities community loses a courageous, dedicated advocate. LDAO was very sad to learn that our longtime colleague and friend, Heather Holden, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Resource on LDs for Health Care Providers

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has a new resource, the LD Navigator, that provides online, comprehensive and up-to-date information and resources that enable pediatric professionals and parents to navigate a child’s learning disability together.

ADHD Scholarship program for post-secondary students

Shire Canada Inc. is launching a new, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Scholarship Program tailored for Canadians 18 and over diagnosed with ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. The Program will award recipients with a unique scholarship that combines financial support for tuition ($1,500) as well as one year’s worth of ADHD coaching services provided by the Edge Foundation (approximate value: $4,400).

Online Courses at Cambrian College: Applied LD Specialist & Teaching Math Strategies

New Online Courses at Cambrian College: Applied LD Specialist & Teaching Math Strategies