This fall season Parent Advocacy workshops are offered for two evenings at Westmount Family Centre. For more details and registration, please refer to the poster. All parents interested in advocacy are welcome to attend. Registration is free.
Learning Disabilities Association - London Region has been serving children, youth and families for over 50 years.
Nearly 10% of all Canadians have learning disabilities. Those living with LDs are the single largest population with disabilities, and with the collaboration of community agencies like ours working with school and families we create positive life outcomes for our clients.
Over the next 3 years our agency will serve close to 3000 children, youth, adults, families and professionals. During the same time, we will be supported by approximately 750 student and community volunteers.
Invest in “Their Future Now”. You can make a direct impact on a child/youth with learning challenges. You can make an investment that returns $24 for every $1 invested – with a cumulative lifetime investment of $600,000 for every student who makes it through to post-secondary opportunities.
It is your chance to invest in a child's education and make a difference today and tomorrow.
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October is the LD month.
The Learning Disabilities Association of London Region has been serving children, youth and families for the past 50 years. Nearly 10% of all Canadians have learning disabilities. Those living with LDs are the single largest population living with disabilities and with the collaboration of community agencies like ours working with school and families we create positive life outcomes for our clients.
Over the next 3 years our agency will serve close to 3000 children, youth, adults, families and professionals. During the same time, we will be supported by approximately 750 students and community volunteers.
Every day we work relentlessly to fight stigma, bring awareness and educate what learning disabilities are, and importance of its impact on children, youth and their families.
In that light, we are organizing an open house on Monday, October 28. The registration is free and all are welcome! For more info and registration, please see the poster.
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:
What does a good IEP look like?
What are the best accommodations for students with LD and/or ADHD?
What are the timelines for revisions?
Should student programs be “accommodated” or “modified”?
What should you do if you disagree with what’s on your child’s IEP?
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
LDA - LR’s Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Mon, June 24 @ 5pm. The AGM meeting location is at GoodLife Fitness Home Office, 710 Proudfoot Lane.
Parents, educators, community agencies and general public are welcome to join us and reflect on our work in the community for the past year. To register please call or email us. Registration is free.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Sorry for the short notice!
The Monday, February 25th Parent Support Group will be held at:
Family Centre Westmount (7:00 -8:30 pm)
1019 Viscount Rd., London, ON
(across from the Westmount Mall, attached to Jean Vanier Elementary School)
See you there!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you!
Debbie Shore Reid and Kathy Clark
LDA-London Region will be closed for holidays from December 24 to January 4. The office will be open for regular hours as of Monday, January 7, 2019.
Have a happy, merry and safe holiday season!
Your opportunity to provide valuable input!
Please follow the link and share your ideas regarding potential breakout sessions for our Learning Disabilities Symposium 2019.
In partnership with London Public Library, LDA - London Region will be delivering workshops on specific topics during a month of September, October and November. For dates, topics and other details please refer to the poster.
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.
Learning Disabilities Association - London Region's Annual General Meeting is on Monday, July 23. You are welcome to join us and learn what we have accomplished in the past year as well as looking ahead. The registration for the event closes on Monday, July 16. For the event details please refer to the poster. #AGM, #LD