Parent Support Group Meetings for School Year 2019-2020

Dear Parents 😊

Welcome back to a new school year!

I look forward to working with many of you again in this year's LDA Parent Group.

This group is FREE to attend by all Parents and is a resource for you as a parent with a child with a learning disability and/or ADHD. It is designed to provide an open, supportive setting where parents can share their experiences, and to gain advice, new ideas, resources or to learn about “what’s new” in the schools today. We would love to see you come out!

The Parent Group meets monthly from September to May (not December) and is typically held on a Monday evening from 7:00 to 8:30pm at LDA London Region.

Before each meeting, I will send out the focus of our discussions, so that you know if the topic will be helpful for you.

Our first meeting will be held on Monday, September 30th and our topic will be:

  1. “IEPs 101”

  2. What does a good IEP look like?

  3. What are the best accommodations for students with LD and/or ADHD?

  4. What are the timelines for revisions?

  5. Should student programs be “accommodated” or “modified”?

  6. What should you do if you disagree with what’s on your child’s IEP?

  7. If we have time…we may be able to discuss a new document called: “Special Education in Ontario – Kindergarten to Grade 12”

If you plan to attend our September meeting, could you kindly RSVP by September 24th. Even if you do not RSVP, you are still welcome to show up😊

Debbie Shore Reid

Resource Development and Parent Support Services


Tel: (519) 438-6213 ext.26

Fax: (519) 438-0368

LD Symposium 2019 Photos

Thank you for all those that attended the 3rd Annual LD Symposium. It was a huge success with many attending. We had very talented people who organized such a fantastic event and equally those who presented their areas of expertise. Thank you all for contributing to the success of this event. We hope to see you all again next year! Please enjoy some pictures captured during the day.

Parent Support Group in March

Our next LDA Parent Group will be on Mon, March 18th at 7pm. We will be visiting Western’s CYDC (Child and Youth Development Clinic). Dr. Colin King will give us a tour and a brief overview of the services that the clinic provides for children and youth with educational, psychological, behavioral and speech and language difficulties.

There are a limited number of parking spots, behind the building. Street parking is also available. You may want to consider car-pooling.
Please respond by March 14th, if you plan to attend by sending email to

Parent Support Group in January 2019

Dear Parents

Welcome to 2019!

This month’s Parent Support Group will be at the LDA office on January 21st from 7:00 to 8:30. We will be discussing "Assistive Technology" and how it relates to students that have a learning disability and/or ADHD.

We will be demonstrating the use of Speech to Text and Text to Speech software as well as many of the other features of what "Google Read and Write" has to offer. We will explore the use of “Framed Paragraphs” as a writing tool.

This software is available to TVDSB and LDCSB students.

You will have the opportunity to use this software so that you are better able to support your child at home.

As we will be using computers, this will limit the number of parents that we can accommodate. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by January 16th to the following email:

We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you!

Debbie Shore Reid and Kathy Clark

Parent Support Group Meeting for Fall 2018

LDA Parent Support Group invites you to join us in the new school year.

This group is FREE to attend by all Parents and is a great resource for you as a parent with a child with a learning disability and/or ADHD.

Due to increasing student programs, the majority of our meetings will be off-site this year. We would love to see you come out!

The Parent Support Group meets September to May of each school year and is typically held on a Monday evening.

Here are the events that we have lined up for our fall 2018 Parent Support Meetings and Workshops.

Monday, Sept 17th 6:00 to 7:30 at our LDA Office

Sharing, Networking and Planning topics for the new year.
Individual Education Plans (IEPs) - Best practices

Monday, Sept 24th 6:30 to 8 pm at the Central Library
Creating and Building Effective Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Monday, Oct 15th 6:30 to 8 pm at the Central Library
Working with the School When Your Child is Struggling

Monday, Oct 22nd Open House & Parent Support 6:30 to 8 pm at the Central Library (Understanding Reading Disorders in Children by Dr. Marc Joanisse)

Monday Nov 19th 6:30 to 8 pm at the Central Library Tips on Reading, Writing, Math, and Organization

Please rsvp by Sept 15th if you plan to attend on Sept 17th.

Fall 2018 Program Registration is OPEN

Fall program registration is now open. To review program posters, description and to register please visit