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Click here for more details about Sunshine Day Camp. Now Accepting Applications for 2014 Sessions.

In the news...

  • COMMUNITY EVENT: Equal Access in the Ontario Public School System on Monday, April 28 from 6-8PM at Ridgemont High School. - April 2014 (Reach Canada)
  • Sessions are filling fast for Sunshine Day Camp! Confirm your child's registration ASAP! - April 21, 2014 (Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton)


  • Who we are

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    Each and every day, Canadians with learning disabilities (LDs) face the challenge of learning and processing information with courage and determination. What they don't need is the added challenge of having to explain LDs to classmates, colleagues and employers.

    The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton (LDAO-C) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting increased awareness and respect for persons with learning disabilities. As an association, we engage the community and professional groups to assist in their understanding of LDs and ADHD.

    Imagine a world without the stigma of learning disabilities...

    If we can imagine it, we can do it.

    Our Services

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    We provide support, guidance, resource materials, programs and opportunities for sharing information and concerns.

    We offer a number of programs for individuals, families, employers, educators and the community at large to help understand and cope with LDs better:

  • Sunshine Day Camp Social Skills Program for kids with LDs/ADHD
  • Workshops for parents, teachers, workplaces, and community groups on topics related to LD/ADHD
  • Monthly parent support/education nights (October-June)
  • One-on-one consulting sessions with families and individuals
  • Advocacy coaching
  • Assistive technologies
  • Lending library and resource materials at the Roy Cooper Memorial Resource Centre
  • You can support us by making a donation, becoming an active member or volunteering your time.

    What's New

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    • May Parent Night
      Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m.

      Learned Helplessness
      Learned helplessness is a coping mechanism some children with LD employ in order to survive circumstances that they believe they cannot control. How can parents helps them break the cycle and feel more empowered?
     
    •  We need your support!
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