The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) does not endorse any particular program, method, or facility for treating learning disabilities and/or ADHD. It is our mandate to provide information on the range of options available, but LDAO does not evaluate the quality of any services or events that may be listed on the website. The inclusion of any specific material on this website should not be interpreted as endorsement or approval of such material.

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As you can see in the lists below, there are many organizations you can look to for assistance of all kinds – and we keep adding more as we learn about them. If you know of exceptional organizations and would like to recommend them for inclusion on this list, please let us know at For information about the services offered by LDAO and our local chapters please see the relevant sections in the left hand menu bar.


College Accessibility Services

Algonquin College

Centre for Accessible Learning

Cambrian College

The Glenn Crombie Centre Disability Services

Canadore College

Student Success Services

Centennial College

Centre for Accessible Learning

Collège Boréal

 Service aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant des besoins particuliers

College La Cité

La Boussole

Conestoga College

Accessible Learning

Confederation College

Student Accessibility Services

Durham College

Access and Support Centre

Fanshawe College

Accessibility Services

Fleming College

Accessible Education Services

George Brown College

Accessible Learning Services

Georgian College

Accessibility Services

Humber College

Accessible Learning Services

Lambton College  

Accessibility Centre

Loyalist College

AccessAbility Services

Mohawk College

Accessible Learning Services

Niagara College

Accessibility Services

Northern College

Accessibility Services

Sault College

Accessibility Office

Seneca College

Counselling and Accessibility Services

Sheridan College

Accessibility for Students

Sir Sandford Fleming College

Accessible Education Services

St. Clair College

Accessibility Services

St. Lawrence College

AccessAbility Services

Ontario Provincial Demonstration Schools

Amethyst Demonstration School
Contact Phone: (519) 453-4400
Address: 1515 Cheapside St London, Ontario N5V 3N9

Centre Jules-Léger ÉA Difficulté
Contact Phone: (613) 761-9300
281 Lanark Ave Ottawa, Ontario K1Z6R8

Sagonaska Demonstration School
Contact Phone:
(613) 967-2830
350 Dundas St W Belleville, Ontario K8P1B2

Trillium Demonstration School
Contact Phone:
(905) 878-2851
347 Ontario St S Milton, Ontario L9T3X9

Organizations serving individuals with exceptionalities or disabilities

Association Francophone de Parents d’Enfants Dyslexiques ou ayant tout autre trouble d’apprentissage (AFPED)

Association for Bright Children (ABC)

Aspergers Society of Ontario

Autism Ontario

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance

Canadian Hearing Society

Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Community Living Ontario

Down Syndrome Association of Ontario

Easter Seals Ontario

Epilepsy Ontario

FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE)

Integration Action for Inclusion in Education and Community

International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Muscular Dystrophy Canada

NLD Networking Group of Ontario

Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD)

Ontario Brain Injury Association

Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy

Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Société franco ontarienne de l’autisme

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada

VIEWS for Children who are Blind or have Low Vision

VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children


Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2019

Program for students entering any Ontario postsecondary institution:

SHIFT at Ryerson University

Contact: Sydney Tran,

Heading to an Ontario university or college in the fall? Have a documented disability?

Join us for SHIFT: Ryerson’s free, one-day transition program for incoming students with disabilities. 2019 highlights include 1-on-1 meetings with professional accommodation staff, exploring campus resources and assistive technology, and experiencing a mock lecture. SHIFT will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Click here to register or visit for more information

Programs for students entering the specific postsecondary institution:

Easy Start Transition Program at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber

Contact: Aliyah Ally,

2019 Easy Start Transition Program

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Confirmed Fall 2019 students with disabilities, barriers to learning, or an IEP are invited to an event that will provide resources and information to assist with transitioning to their studies at Humber College and the University of Guelph-Humber.

The program includes interactive opportunities to explore Humber and Guelph-Humber’s services and learn about accessing academic accommodations. Students and one guest will have the opportunity to meet with returning students registered with Accessible Learning Services and learn about their experience here at Humber/Guelph-Humber.

Registration link

For summer transition programs at other colleges and universities in Ontario, check the websites for the Accessibility offices:
College Accessibility Services
University Accessibility Services

Postsecondary Summer Transition Programs 2018

Programs for students entering any postsecondary institution:

SHIFT at Ryerson University

Sarah Kloke,

SHIFT (Students Heading Into Full Time) is Ryerson’s free transition program for students with disabilities who are heading into any post-secondary institution in Ontario. This program is specifically designed for first-year students with a documented disability (such as, a learning disability, ADHD, mental health impacts, physical, sensory, and/ or medical disability).

During SHIFT, incoming students learn about the accommodation process at Ryerson, take the first step in getting registered with Academic Accommodation Support (AAS), and plan for a strong transition to university.

In 2018, SHIFT will be offered as a one-day program, on the following days:

  • June 21, 9:00-4:00 pm
  • July 18, 9:00-4:00 pm
  • August 15, 9:00-4:00 pm
  • August 22, 9:00-4:00 pm

Registration Register for SHIFT

For further inquiries about registration and future opportunities with SHIFT, please contact or 416-979-5290.

Programs for students entering the specific postsecondary institution:

Collège Boréal programme de transition « Un pas vers ta réussite »

Aux étudiantes et étudiants ayant des troubles d’apprentissage et/ou trouble déficitaire de l’attention

  • C’est GRATUIT*!
  • Rencontrer d’autres étudiantes et étudiants et te faire de nouveaux amis.
  • Rencontrer notre équipe.
  • Te familiariser avec le campus à l’aide d’une visite guidée.
  • Prendre connaissance de l’appui et des accommodements disponibles.
  • Découvrir des trucs et de nouvelles technologies pour t’aider dans tes cours.
  • Prendre de l’avance!
  • Pratiquer l’accès au Portail et imprimer ton horaire
  • Faire le prétest d’English et Logiciels Microsoft avec accommodements (temps supplémentaire)

Du 27 au 29 août 2018

Séance d’information pour les parents : Lundi 27 août à 9 h

Pour plus de renseignements:

Service aux étudiantes et aux étudiants ayant des besoins particuliers: 705.560.6673 ou 1.800.361.6673, poste 2020

Centennial College Start Smart Program

Summer transition program for incoming Centennial College students with disabilities

Dates: Aug. 21 – Aug. 23, 2018

Location: Centennial College – Event Centre (Progress Campus)

Fanshawe College Summer Transition Programs

Programs for incoming Fanshawe college students with disabilities:

Fast Forward to Fanshawe- General: August 22, 2018

Fast Forward to Fanshawe- Mature Students: August 29, 2018

Fast Forward to Fanshawe- Students with ASD: August 21st

Program for students with mental health issues:

Stepping Into Fanshawe- mental health: August 22nd through to August 24th, 2018. Students can self-identify, no diagnosis required.

To register, please contact Counselling and Accessibility Services at 519-452-4282 or

Georgian College Summer Transition Program

Lifestyle Management (three-credit General Education course) is designed to help students:

  • Earn a college credit and reduce fall semester requirements.
  • Ease the transition to postsecondary education
  • Receive guidance when accessing academic accommodations.
  • Experience campus life and build a community of peers.
  • Receive training in adaptive technology, written expression, academic study skills & self-advocacy

July 9, 16, 23 and 30, Aug. 6 (online), 13 and 20, 2018; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Georgian College, Barrie Campus

$384.14 course fee includes: textbook, evening activity and FREE one-night stay in the Residence on Sunday, July 8 ONLY (not including food)

Contact: Avery Konda, President, Georgian College Students’ Association in Barrie

Humber College / Guelph-Humber Transition Programs

Humber College Accessible Learning Services is offering two different programs this summer – any student who identifies as having a disability and is starting Fall 2018 can attend. Students must have confirmed their offer to Humber / Guelph-Humber prior to registering.

Student Transition and Readiness Sessions

  • One 90 minute session to help you prepare to meet with an Accessibility Consultant
  • Learn about the Accommodation Letter process and appropriate documentation
  • Offered in a group workshop format facilitated by ALS staff
  • 24 different dates to choose from May through July
  • Registration:
    For North Campus & Guelph-Humber: 416-675-5090
    For Lakeshore Campus: 416-675-6622 ext. 3331

Easy Start Transition Program

  • A full day of programming on the transition from High School to Post-secondary
  • Meet current students, learn transition tips and strategies for success
  • Hear from our Keynote speaker and
  • participate in workshops focusing on student success
  • Bring one guest with you: they can learn tips to help support you in your academic journey


Mohawk College Project Connect

A day of workshops for incoming Mohawk College students with a disability, including topics such as Self Advocacy, Time Management and Technology, and a Student Panel.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 8:00 – 4:30

To register visit:

Email questions to: or call (905) 575-1212, ext. 5401

Contact Accessible Learning Services at: or call (905) 575-2211

Northern College Accessibility Services Post-Secondary 101

Summer transition program helping incoming Northern college students with disabilities to:

  • Find their way around the college
  • Get help with the “have-to” paperwork
  • Identify “must know” important dates
  • Focus on things that are important to know when you’re enrolled in college and have a disability
  • Connect with the people who can help

Timmins: August 28-30, 2018

Haileybury: August 27-31

Kirkland Lake: August 28-30

705.235.3211 x. 2237; 705.235.3211 x. 2272;
Kirkland Lake: 705.567.9291 x. 3625 ;

Sault College
Information For Transition 2018

Transition program for any first year student with a documented learning disability

Monday, August 27th – Thursday, August 30th
9:00am – 3:00pm

  • Develop a better understanding of your disability, your rights, and your responsibilities
  • Discover on-campus resources, services, and facilities
  • Explore learning strategies (note-taking, test-taking, study skills, time management, organization) and assistive technology
  • Meet with counsellors to identify accommodations, strategies, and resources before the start of the academic year
  • Learn your way around campus, meet new friends, and build a support network
  • Get a head start (locker, student card, parking, textbooks)
  • Registration:
  • Contact: Ian Smith – 705-759-2554 x 2803;
  • Note: If you are moving here from out of town, we will cover accommodations at residence for the week of Transition, if needed.

Seneca College Ready…Set…Success!

Contact: 416-491-5050 x 26065 or

Free two-day workshop of interactive sessions for students entering Seneca College

Wednesday August 22 – Thursday August 23, 2018 from 9:00am-4:30pm
(breakfast and lunch included)

To register: please complete the application form


Private Schools

Private schools which have programs for students with LDs and/or ADHD

LDAO does not endorse or recommend any of the facilities listed or any of the methods, programs, products or treatments offered by such facilities. Our aim is to keep the community informed about services and facilities that are available to people with learning disabilities.

Contact Phone:
(416) 963-4962
Address: 245 St. Clair Ave. W. , Toronto
Ages 6 – 17

Contact Phone:
(416) 932-8273
Address: 150 Wynford Dr., Toronto
Grades K – 12

Contact Phone:
(905) 844-3240
Address: 1484 Cornwall Rd., Oakville
Grades 7 – 12


Contact Phone: (416) 778-6336
70 Silver Birch Ave., Toronto
Grades 2 – 8


Contact Phone:
(416) 483 9215
21 Deloraine Ave., Toronto
Grades 1 – 8

Contact Phone: (905) 686-4800
Address: 520 Westney Rd. S., Ajax
Grades K – 8

Contact Phone: (416) 249-1500
4 John Street, Ste. 2, Toronto
Pre-teens & Adolescents

Contact Phone: (905) 916-3673
Address: 1516 Clarkson Road N., Mississauga
Grades K – 8

The Gregory School | Kalyana Main Site (
Contact Phone: (519)449-2983
Address: 1249 Colborne St. W., Brantford
Grades K – 8

Contact Phone: (613) 722-0133
Address: 207 Bayswater Ave., Ottawa
Grades 1 – 12

Contact Phone: (613) 592-3398
Address: 325 Sandhill Road, Kanata
Grades 1 – 8


Contact Phone:
: (613) 829-2694
Address: 985 Pinecrest Ave., Ottawa
Grades 1 – 8

Contact Phone: (416) 469 2008
658 Broadview Ave., Toronto
Grades JK – 8

Contact Phone: (519) 888-0807
888 Trillium Dr., Kitchener
Grades 1 – 10

The STUDY Academy
Contact Phone: (416) 929-1630
20 Glebe Rd. East, Toronto
(Lower School)
2040 Yonge St., Ste. 300, Toronto
(Upper School)
Grades 3 – 12

Contact Phone:
(905) 279 7200
275 Rudar Rd., Mississauga
Grades 1 – 12


Contact Phone:
(416) 444-7644
55 Scarsdale Rd., Toronto
Grades 1 – 12


Contact Phone:
(416) 928-0124 Ex. 31400
Address: 15 Breadalbane St., 3rd Flr., Toronto
Grades 6 – 12

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarship and Bursary list

Student Awards

LDAO Scholarships & Bursaries

Summer Camps

Camp Kennebec

Camp Kennebec welcomes campers with a range of exceptionalities, including ADHD and learning difficulties. Optional 1:1 academic tutoring with onsite teachers and educators

Camp Kirk

Established in 1993, Camp Kirk is a residential (overnight) camp for boys and girls 6 to 13 years of age who have Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), including those with incontinence or enuresis (bedwetting) difficulties. Camp Kirk’s mission is to provide a nurturing, non-competitive and structured environment that allows these children the opportunity to enjoy a residential camping experience and to develop social, emotional and physical skills, thereby raising their self esteem.

Camp Kodiak

Camp Kodiak is an overnight summer camp for children and teens (6 to 18 years old) with and without learning disabilities, ADHD, and high-functioning ASD (formerly diagnosed as Asperger’s Syndrome). We provide an academic program, a social skills program, and 50+ activities. Our mature staff includes many professionals from the fields of education, social work, child and youth care, and recreation, as well as college and university students. Everything we do — from camp activities to social skills to life skills — are facilitated in a way to help campers achieve as much success as possible.

CDI Camp Towhee

Camp Towhee is a residential therapeutic program for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and related psychosocial difficulties. Located on a beautiful lakefront property in Haliburton, Ontario, Camp Towhee provides the perfect environment for making new friends and experiencing success.

University Accessibility Services

Algoma University

Learning Centre/Disability Services

Brock University

Student Accessibility Services

Carleton University

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

Lakehead University

Student Accessibility Services

Laurentian University

Accessibility Services

McMaster University

Student Accessibility Services

Nipissing University

Student Accessibility Services

Ontario College of Art & Design

Centre for Students with Disabilities

Queen’s University

Student Accessibility Services

Redeemer University

Disability Services

Toronto Metropolitan University

 Academic Accommodation Support

Trent University

Student Accessibility Services

Oshawa campus
Trent University Accessibility Services Office – Durham

University of Guelph

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Student Accessibility Services

University of Ottawa

Student Academic Success Service

University of Toronto

Accessibility Services

University of Toronto at Mississauga

Accessibility Services

University of Toronto at Scarborough

AccessAbility Services

University of Waterloo

AccessAbility Services

University of Windsor

Student Accessibility Services

Western University

Accessible Education

Wilfrid Laurier University

Accessible Learning Centre

York University

Student Accessibility Services