Sunshine Day Camp poster

We're now accepting registrations for Sunshine Day Camp Summer 2015 sessions.

The Sunshine Day Camp is a popular LDAO-C program for children aged 7 to 12 that focuses on development of social skills. It is offered every summer to children who have a learning disability and/or ADHD.

Click here to download an application.

In the news...

  • Learning Disabilities Review focus group for parents of children who attend school in the OCDSB.- Deadline for registration March 31 (Ottawa-Carleton District School Board)
  • New Ministry of Education Policy on Learning Disabilities was recently released by the Ministry's Special Education Policy & Programs Branch.- October 2014 (Ontario Ministry of Education)
  • The Provincial Advocate wants to hear from children and youth with special needs, and their caregivers. - October 2014 (Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth)

  • Who we are


    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


    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 Happening?

      Topic: The Significance of the Student-Teacher Relationship with Fiona Meek, MEd.

      This talk will cover the importance of the student-teacher relationship for all children, and more specifically, for children with ADHD and behavioural problems. Additionally, strategies to strengthen the student-teacher relationship will be discussed.

    • It's the United Way giving season!
    Did you know you can designate your United Way donations to the LDAO-C? Your donations help us fund programs like Sunshine Day Camp, Job Fit, and provide much-needed support and resources to you and your loved ones.  

    •  We need your support!
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