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Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston

Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston The Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston (LDAK) is a charity dedicated to improving the liv

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The “Introduction to Basic Reading Instruction” course from The Reading League empowers parents with knowledge about the...
10/21/2022
Parent Course - The Reading League

The “Introduction to Basic Reading Instruction” course from The Reading League empowers parents with knowledge about the over a series of sessions, starting on Monday, October 24th. Now offering Choose Your Own Payment options. Full details and registration on their website. https://buff.ly/3rTV3MM

A course designed for parents/caregivers to learn the basics of reading science and how it can be applied to instruction.

The next free workshop in the “Becoming a Literacy Leader” series from the International Dyslexia Association Ontario is...
10/19/2022
Register Now! Becoming A Literacy Leader Series - The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

The next free workshop in the “Becoming a Literacy Leader” series from the International Dyslexia Association Ontario is coming up on October 26th. The topic is “Rethinking Assessment: Using Universal Screening Data to Inform Reading Instruction” Register to attend: https://buff.ly/3R4moXl
The first workshop recording can be found on YouTube (link on the web page below).

Register Here Save the Dates: August 31st, October 26th, and November 30th, 2022. Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm EDT This fall, our Literacy Leaders series, “Rethinking Assessment: Using Universal Screening Data […]

"Reading is the foundation for success in school, work and life. Learning to read is not a privilege, it is a human righ...
10/17/2022

"Reading is the foundation for success in school, work and life. Learning to read is not a privilege, it is a human right.” - OHRC Former Chief Commissioner, Renu Mandhane. Do you know the Recommendations? Access a clear and complete list of recommendations from the Ontario Human Rights Commission here: https://buff.ly/3MB1PR2

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario offers a variety of online workshops and courses through their website....
10/14/2022
Online Courses

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario offers a variety of online workshops and courses through their website. “Partnering with Schools for Student Success: Effective Parent Advocacy” starts October 17th! Other topics include IEPs, learning styles and self-advocacy for students with learning disabilities. Details on their website: https://buff.ly/3g7HW80

Please Note: Available LDAO online workshops can be purchased directly from our online Shopping Cart LDAO online workshops are only available to residents of Ontario There are many different types of online education opportunities. Most of the LDAO online workshops are self-paced and can be accessed...

A reminder to join Kim Lockhart and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library in one week for a Literacy Workshop for Parent...
10/13/2022
Support Your Child's Early Reading

A reminder to join Kim Lockhart and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library in one week for a Literacy Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Beginning Readers (K-3)! Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 pm. Kim is a local elementary educator, Reading Specialist and volunteer with LDAK, who will share information and strategies with parents to support children's literacy skills at home. Register through the public library: https://buff.ly/3BMvItK

LDAK Literacy Presents: A Literacy Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Beginning Readers (suited mainly for families of children in Kindergarten to Grade 3). Registration required.

Educators, did you know that 1 in 10 students in your classroom are likely to have a learning disability? Access the too...
10/11/2022
Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Educators, did you know that 1 in 10 students in your classroom are likely to have a learning disability? Access the toolkit of resources from [email protected] to use in your classroom during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: https://buff.ly/3g3JpvK

Learning Disabilities (LDs) are very common and affect approximately 10% of Canadians, which means that 1 in 10 students in your classroom may have learning disabilities. The [email protected] team has developed a toolkit for educators to use during Learning Disabilities Awareness Month () to help s...

10/05/2022
STEPS: Successful Transitions from Elementary to Post-Secondary | The Regional Assessment and Resource Centre (RARC)

Registration for the STEPS program (Successful Transitions from Elementary to Post-Secondary) at Queen’s University is now open for students who are currently in Grade 7 and have learning challenges related to a disability. Review the full eligibility criteria and apply on the Queen’s website.

Transition from elementary to secondary What is the STEPS Program? The STEPS program (Successful Transition from Elementary to Post-Secondary) is a two-year program for students with learning disabilities, ADHD and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders, and their families in the Kingston and surrounding area...

 is back from the International Dyslexia Association of Ontario! Learn more and register for the free elementary classro...
10/03/2022
Read October

is back from the International Dyslexia Association of Ontario! Learn more and register for the free elementary classroom event: “Dyslexia Awareness Month Virtual Launch Party” on October 6th. Registered classes will be entered to win a pizza party and decodable books for their school.

For Dyslexia Awareness

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month starts today! Join us all month as we share links to events and resources for pare...
10/01/2022

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month starts today! Join us all month as we share links to events and resources for parents/caregivers, educators and students with learning disabilities. We invite you to sign up for LDAK’s newsletter to receive the latest resources and LDAK news this fall: https://buff.ly/2ZZzb7T

Help stop the stigma and realize the abilities!

Parents and educators are invited to attend the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Conference 2022: Strategies ...
09/28/2022
Home - LDAC-ACTA

Parents and educators are invited to attend the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada Conference 2022: Strategies to Support Students with Learning Disabilities on October 21st, 2022. Check out the speaker line up and 3 streams on offer. Tickets on sale under $50 until Friday. Details on their website.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) is hosting a virtual conference on October 21, 2022, entitled “Learning from Research and Practice: Strategies to Support Students with Learning Disabilities”.

Join Kim Lockhart and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for a Literacy Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Beginn...
09/16/2022

Join Kim Lockhart and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library for a Literacy Workshop for Parents and Caregivers of Beginning Readers (K-3) on Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 pm. Kim is a local elementary educator, Reading Specialist and volunteer with LDAK, who will share information and strategies with parents to support children's literacy skills at home. You don't want to miss it! Registration required: https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6391008

TVO Mathify offers free 1:1 online math support and tutors for students in grades 4-11 who are enrolled in Ontario, Engl...
07/14/2022
TVO Mathify

TVO Mathify offers free 1:1 online math support and tutors for students in grades 4-11 who are enrolled in Ontario, English-language public schools. Details & registration on their website: https://buff.ly/3o9rCnH

Free 1:1 Grade 6-11 math tutoring!

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District offers summer programs for children aged 5-13 in social skills, ac...
07/04/2022
Children - Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto

Learning Disabilities Association of Toronto District offers summer programs for children aged 5-13 in social skills, academic support, assistive technologies and more. Smart Kidz and others are available online! Check out their website for options, pricing & eligibility criteria: https://buff.ly/3ye5M7i

Children Ages 5 - 13 LDATD offers a wide variety of programs for children’s social skills development, academic support, navigating assistive technologies and more! Smart Kidz Tutoring Assistive Technology Keyboarding For Kids Friendship Club Yoga & Mindfulness Yearly Camps

Are you curious about what LDAK has achieved this past school year? To learn more about our activities, we invite you to...
06/29/2022

Are you curious about what LDAK has achieved this past school year? To learn more about our activities, we invite you to access the Summer Update 2022 from LDAK President, Helen Simson, on our website: https://buff.ly/3a5LiFW. Thank you to our funders, volunteers and community!

LDAK is proud to share our 40th anniversary with the community! Thank you to our many volunteers, families, and funders ...
06/09/2022

LDAK is proud to share our 40th anniversary with the community! Thank you to our many volunteers, families, and funders who made it possible! To learn about our journey over the years, and the services & support LDAK continues to offer, check out the full story on our website: https://buff.ly/3Ha4M88

Check out the bilingual webinar from International Dyslexia Association Ontario tonight at 7:30 pm ET on their "Favourit...
05/24/2022
Upcoming webinar: Our Favourite FSL and Francophone Structured Literacy Tools - The International Dyslexia Association Ontario Branch

Check out the bilingual webinar from International Dyslexia Association Ontario tonight at 7:30 pm ET on their "Favourite FSL and Francophone Structured Literacy Tools." Sessions include Kim Lockhart on Structured Literacy Lesson Plan Activities for Primary and Junior Grades! Registration required: https://buff.ly/3GeQxyC

Our Favourite FSL and Francophone Structured Literacy Tools: A Bilingual Webinar Date: May 24th, 2022 Time: 7:30pm-9:00pm edt The Webinar will be recorded and available for viewing. This Webinar will discuss: Scope and Sequence Examples for Primary and Junior Grades / Exemples de progressions d’a...

We invite you to access the resources available from LDAK’s annual forum on April 23!  Our Resource Guide includes links...
05/13/2022

We invite you to access the resources available from LDAK’s annual forum on April 23! Our Resource Guide includes links to the latest information and literacy resources for parents, children and educators. Most of the session recordings from Speak up for Ability 2022 can be found on LDAK’s 'Events' page too: https://buff.ly/3leVqMT.

LDAK extends our deep thanks and gratitude to the many attendees, presenters and funders who made this event a success!

Join Learning Disabilities Association of York Region and LDA chapters online for the 3rd annual Parent Conference on Ma...
05/04/2022

Join Learning Disabilities Association of York Region and LDA chapters online for the 3rd annual Parent Conference on May 25th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET! Access the full details and register (free): https://form-can.keela.co/3rd-annual-parent-conference

The LDA chapters are working together to bring you this 3rd Annual Parent Conference!

This virtual conference is brought to you by the following Learning Disabilities Chapters: York Region, Halton-Hamilton, Kingston, London, Niagara Region, Ottawa-Carleton, Peel Region, Sudbury, Toronto District and Wellington County.

Have you been experiencing anxiety during this pandemic? Is it seasonal? Is it covid? Is it general anxiety? You're Not Alone! LDAYR Ambassador and Keynote Speaker, Anthony Savonarota, will share with you tips to manage anxiety during this pandemic.

Our speaker's panel include:

WHAT THE EYE DOESN’T SEE: Understanding and Managing Nonverbal Learning Disabilities presented by Dr. Maggie Mamen.

It is estimated that up to 90% of communication occurs nonverbally, both in terms of what we transmit and what we pay attention to as we receive information.

ADHD is a SUPERPOWER presented by DJ Cunningham

ADHD = Fun, Stressful, Amazing, Exhausting, Exciting, and a whole host of other emotions and realities. Come hear DJ Cunningham, the CEO of LEARNstyle Ltd, the largest special education company in Ontario, who has lived and thrived with his ADHD superpower, speak about how ADHD presents so many challenges.

Understanding The Science Behind Learning Disabilities presented by Dr. John McNamara

Dr. McNamara will present the latest research around what our field understands about the underlying causes of learning disabilities, the factors that affect the possible trajectories of learning disabilities, and the latest research around best practices in supporting children and youth with learning disabilities.

WHEN: May 25th 2022 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm EST
WHERE: Virtual
PRICE: FREE
TO REGISTER: https://form-can.keela.co/3rd-annual-parent-conference

Two days left to register and join LDAK's FREE annual forum online, Speak Up for Ability: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY. Prese...
04/21/2022
Speak Up for Ability 2022: Online Parents Forum

Two days left to register and join LDAK's FREE annual forum online, Speak Up for Ability: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY. Presentations on Building Children's Literacy Skills at Home & School this Saturday on Zoom, featuring on the Inquiry & Report, , , parents, educators & experts!

Sessions on learning disabilities and Building Children's Literacy Skills, feat. presentation from the OHRC on the Right to Read Inquiry

LDAK is happy to release our full program schedule for Speak Up for Ability on Saturday, April 23, featuring , , , Queen...
04/14/2022

LDAK is happy to release our full program schedule for Speak Up for Ability on Saturday, April 23, featuring , , , Queen's Faculty of Education and more! Check out the speakers & presentations here: https://buff.ly/3KLvMMd. REGISTER to join this free event for parents and educators on Zoom (join any or all sessions): https://buff.ly/3jFQcdS
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Spring is here and our LDAK volunteers have resumed doing shifts at the Community Spirit Gaming Centre, which is moving ...
04/14/2022

Spring is here and our LDAK volunteers have resumed doing shifts at the Community Spirit Gaming Centre, which is moving back into regular operations. Funding from cGaming supports many of our activities, including our upcoming Speak Up for Ability forum on Saturday April 23rd. Thank you to Community Spirit for their support of local not-for-profits.

Access our Spring Update from LDAK President, Helen Simson, on our website: buff.ly/3rqbZKN. Information about the LDAK ...
04/13/2022
LDAK Update Spring 2022

Access our Spring Update from LDAK President, Helen Simson, on our website: buff.ly/3rqbZKN. Information about the LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program and Speak Up for Ability: Online Parents Forum on April 23!

After what felt like a really long, cold winter, we’ve reached the doorstep of spring. And LDAK is springing into action after months of planning, with the launch of our LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program and our annual Speak Up for Ability Forum on April 23rd. LDAK Literacy launched at the beginning ...

"On February 28, 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its Right to Read inquiry report on human rig...
04/12/2022
OHRC Right to Read Inquiry & Report - Important Information for Parents & Caregivers

"On February 28, 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its Right to Read inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities, calling for critical changes to Ontario’s approach to early reading, in areas such as curriculum and instruction, screening, reading interventions, accommodations and professional assessments.

The inquiry found that by not using evidence-based approaches to teach students to read, Ontario’s public education system is failing students with reading disabilities such as dyslexia, and other students.

Right to Read includes recommendations to the Ministry of Education, school boards and faculties of education on how to address systemic issues that affect the right to learn to read." - Ontario Human Rights Commission

For links to more information for parents and to join LDAK's online session with the OHRC on the Right to Read inquiry (April 23) visit our website: https://buff.ly/37FUijw

The following information is pulled from the Ontario Human Rights Commission website. Full updates from the OHRC "On February 28, 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its Right to Read inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities, calling fo...

Check out LDAK's speaker line up and schedule for Speak Up for Ability: Online Parents Forum on April 23, 2022! Register...
04/07/2022
Speak Up for Ability 2022: Online Parents Forum

Check out LDAK's speaker line up and schedule for Speak Up for Ability: Online Parents Forum on April 23, 2022! Register to attend any or all sessions: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY. Support for students who have learning disabilities and reading difficulties. FREE online event for parents/caregivers, educators & professionals, students welcome! Don't miss the OHRC presentation. Full details on Eventbrite.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Sessions on learning disabilities and Building Children's Literacy Skills, feat. presentation from the OHRC on the Right to Read Inquiry

We are pleased to announce that the LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program for children in grades 1-3 begins this week! The resu...
04/05/2022

We are pleased to announce that the LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program for children in grades 1-3 begins this week! The result of a lot of passion and enthusiastic volunteer support, this pilot project provides one-on-one extracurricular tutoring based on the Science of Reading to 15 Kingston students who are struggling with learning to read. The program is offered at no cost to the families. The sessions are held at local schools and the pilot phase will run from April-June 2022.

This pilot project is funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, the Community Spirit Gaming Association, and Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club! We hope to extend and expand this program in fall 2022. Updates on the program will be posted as they become available.

Join our FREE Speak Up for Ability Forum on Saturday, April 23! Online sessions for parents of children who have learnin...
03/30/2022

Join our FREE Speak Up for Ability Forum on Saturday, April 23! Online sessions for parents of children who have learning disabilities & educators on building children's literacy skills. Keynote presentation from the OHRC on the Right To Read Inquiry! Local school boards & panel discussion. Join any or all sessions. Register to receive the Zoom link: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY

Register to attend our Speak Up for Ability Online Forum on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm ET (join anytime). ...
03/21/2022
Speak Up for Ability 2022: Online Parents Forum

Register to attend our Speak Up for Ability Online Forum on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm ET (join anytime). FREE sessions for parents/caregivers and educators on Building Children's Literacy Skills, featuring the Ontario Human Rights Commission on the Right To Read Inquiry! Sessions include the Science of Reading, local school boards, and a panel discussion on support for students who have learning disabilities. Register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Sessions on learning disabilities and Building Children's Literacy Skills, feat. presentation from the OHRC on the Right to Read Inquiry

A conversation you don't want to miss with Student Support Teacher, Kim Lockhart: Evidence-based instructional strategie...
03/21/2022
Right to Read Inquiry in an EFI Special Ed Classrooom

A conversation you don't want to miss with Student Support Teacher, Kim Lockhart: Evidence-based instructional strategies she uses in the classroom for students in Tier 1 & 2 that align with the OHRC recommendations. Access the recording: https://buff.ly/3ipYohK

Dr. Kathryn Garforth & Kim Lockhart, a French Immersion Special Education Teacher, as they discussed how the Ontario Human Rights Commission's P...

If you missed the LDAK Literacy Panel Discussion on March 9, be sure to access the full recording of the webinar, along ...
03/16/2022
LDAK Literacy Panel Discussion Recording, Resources and Recommended Reading List (March 9, 2022)

If you missed the LDAK Literacy Panel Discussion on March 9, be sure to access the full recording of the webinar, along with the resources and recommended reading list shared by the panelists on our website: https://buff.ly/3sX6Kn8 Thank you to our incredible panelists!

Please see below for a full recording of the LDAK Literacy Panel Discussion, as well as resources and a recommended reading list shared by the panelists on March 9, 2022. Resources for Parents and Educators of Students Struggling to Read: Dyslexia Canada: https://www.dyslexiacanada.org/ Decoding Dys...

Did you know that LDAK is a member of the Community Spirit Gaming Centre? We send volunteers to support their activities...
03/15/2022

Did you know that LDAK is a member of the Community Spirit Gaming Centre? We send volunteers to support their activities and in return OLGC funds ours. Community Spirit is now open again. If you are planning a night out, consider Community Spirit. The entertainment dollars you spend there help support community organizations right here in Kingston.

The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right To Read inquiry report calls for changes to Ontario’s approach to early read...
03/07/2022

The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right To Read inquiry report calls for changes to Ontario’s approach to early reading. Access the Executive Summary and Key Recommendations here: https://buff.ly/3HOdTdu .ohrc

The OHRC Right To Read Report was released yesterday. Do you have questions for LDAK's panel of literacy experts? Commen...
03/01/2022

The OHRC Right To Read Report was released yesterday. Do you have questions for LDAK's panel of literacy experts? Comment or email us! Our panel will discuss the recommendations & strategies for reading success at our March 9 webinar (to be recorded & shared). https://buff.ly/3hwwZdm

The  will release its  inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities on February 28...
02/24/2022

The will release its inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities on February 28 at 11 a.m. EST. Meaningful access to education includes the right to learn to read. It is the foundation for success in school, work and life. Access the live stream on Monday: https://bit.ly/right-to-read-live

Join LDAK’s panel of experts online for our FREE Literacy Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm ET! Our pane...
02/17/2022
LDAK Panel Discussion on Literacy, LDs, and the Right to Read: Free Webinar

Join LDAK’s panel of experts online for our FREE Literacy Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 9 at 7:00 pm ET! Our panelists are passionate educators, parents, and Kingston (ON) professionals in the field of literacy. They will share the latest strategies to teach children with reading difficulties, information about the Right to Read Inquiry, and the critical role of literacy in students’ lives. You don’t want to miss it! Register on Eventbrite to get the Zoom link for the webinar: https://buff.ly/3I0oMd1

A panel discussion on the critical role of literacy in students’ lives, the Right to Read Inquiry, and strategies for reading success (LDs)

LDAK is pleased to announce that the Community Spirit Gaming Centre re-opened on January 31 with a 50% capacity, open fr...
02/10/2022

LDAK is pleased to announce that the Community Spirit Gaming Centre re-opened on January 31 with a 50% capacity, open from 10 am to 8 pm daily with a bingo session at noon. This is great news for all of us! By providing volunteers to the Gaming Centre, LDAK receives funding from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission which we use to support our programs. Stay tuned for news about our LDAK Literacy Program, which will launch this year with the support of OLGC funding.

Check out the resource, "Using Assistive Technology at Home for Literacy" from LD@school, a useful description of the te...
02/08/2022
Using Assistive Technology at Home for Literacy

Check out the resource, "Using Assistive Technology at Home for Literacy" from [email protected], a useful description of the technology available to support reading and writing. https://buff.ly/3rVPWLn

  Many students use assistive technology (AT) regularly in the classroom. As we turn to distance learning, is it important that parents are able to support the use of these tools in the home. When referring to AT, it is important to note that this is technology used to allow students with learning ...

02/02/2022
childdevelop.ca

The Integra Program at the Child Development Institute offers online workshops designed for parents/caregivers of children who have learning disabilities ($15). Executive Functioning & Emotion Regulation on Feb. 10 and The Social Impact of Learning Disabilities on Feb. 24. Details & registration: https://buff.ly/3u8Xw83

Early bird pricing is available until Jan. 31 to join the 11th Annual Solutions for Learning Conference by  on March 4-5...
01/28/2022
SFL11 - Learning Disabilities Association of Halton Hamilton

Early bird pricing is available until Jan. 31 to join the 11th Annual Solutions for Learning Conference by on March 4-5. There will be 4 keynote speakers and streams on literacy, numeracy, socio-emotional learning, and general LDs. Access the details: https://buff.ly/3x97x4Q

11th AnnualSolutions For Learning Conference March 04 – 05, 2022, Virtual! Day(s) : Hour(s) : Minute(s) : Second(s) Ticketing Info Presenters Schedule About Solutions For Learning For the past 11 years, we have had the great honour of bringing together experts in the field of Learning Disabilities...

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Check out the bilingual webinar from International Dyslexia Association Ontario tonight at 7:30 pm ET on their "Favourite FSL and Francophone Structured Literacy Tools." Sessions include Kim Lockhart on Structured Literacy Lesson Plan Activities for Primary and Junior Grades! Registration required: https://buff.ly/3GeQxyC
We invite you to access the resources available from LDAK’s annual forum on April 23! Our Resource Guide includes links to the latest information and literacy resources for parents, children and educators. Most of the session recordings from Speak up for Ability 2022 can be found on LDAK’s 'Events' page too: https://buff.ly/3leVqMT.

LDAK extends our deep thanks and gratitude to the many attendees, presenters and funders who made this event a success!
Join Learning Disabilities Association of York Region and LDA chapters online for the 3rd annual Parent Conference on May 25th, 6:30 - 8:00 pm ET! Access the full details and register (free): https://form-can.keela.co/3rd-annual-parent-conference
An interactive online workshop: "Answers for ADHD: A Parents Perspective" on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:00 pm. Hosted by the Learning Disabilities Association of Halton-Hamilton, presented by Robert Silvestri. Full details and registration (choose how much to pay) here: https://buff.ly/3xYSAVh
Two days left to register and join LDAK's FREE annual forum online, Speak Up for Ability: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY. Presentations on Building Children's Literacy Skills at Home & School this Saturday on Zoom, featuring on the Inquiry & Report, , , parents, educators & experts!
LDAK is happy to release our full program schedule for Speak Up for Ability on Saturday, April 23, featuring , , , Queen's Faculty of Education and more! Check out the speakers & presentations here: https://buff.ly/3KLvMMd. REGISTER to join this free event for parents and educators on Zoom (join any or all sessions): https://buff.ly/3jFQcdS
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
Spring is here and our LDAK volunteers have resumed doing shifts at the Community Spirit Gaming Centre, which is moving back into regular operations. Funding from cGaming supports many of our activities, including our upcoming Speak Up for Ability forum on Saturday April 23rd. Thank you to Community Spirit for their support of local not-for-profits.
Access our Spring Update from LDAK President, Helen Simson, on our website: buff.ly/3rqbZKN. Information about the LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program and Speak Up for Ability: Online Parents Forum on April 23!
"On February 28, 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released its Right to Read inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities, calling for critical changes to Ontario’s approach to early reading, in areas such as curriculum and instruction, screening, reading interventions, accommodations and professional assessments.

The inquiry found that by not using evidence-based approaches to teach students to read, Ontario’s public education system is failing students with reading disabilities such as dyslexia, and other students.

Right to Read includes recommendations to the Ministry of Education, school boards and faculties of education on how to address systemic issues that affect the right to learn to read." - Ontario Human Rights Commission

For links to more information for parents and to join LDAK's online session with the OHRC on the Right to Read inquiry (April 23) visit our website: https://buff.ly/37FUijw
Check out LDAK's speaker line up and schedule for Speak Up for Ability: Online Parents Forum on April 23, 2022! Register to attend any or all sessions: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY. Support for students who have learning disabilities and reading difficulties. FREE online event for parents/caregivers, educators & professionals, students welcome! Don't miss the OHRC presentation. Full details on Eventbrite.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
We are pleased to announce that the LDAK Literacy Tutoring Program for children in grades 1-3 begins this week! The result of a lot of passion and enthusiastic volunteer support, this pilot project provides one-on-one extracurricular tutoring based on the Science of Reading to 15 Kingston students who are struggling with learning to read. The program is offered at no cost to the families. The sessions are held at local schools and the pilot phase will run from April-June 2022.

This pilot project is funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston and Area, the Community Spirit Gaming Association, and Kingston Waterfront Rotary Club! We hope to extend and expand this program in fall 2022. Updates on the program will be posted as they become available.
Join our FREE Speak Up for Ability Forum on Saturday, April 23! Online sessions for parents of children who have learning disabilities & educators on building children's literacy skills. Keynote presentation from the OHRC on the Right To Read Inquiry! Local school boards & panel discussion. Join any or all sessions. Register to receive the Zoom link: https://buff.ly/3uj1itY
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