Who we are
Each and every day, Canadians with learning disabilities (LD) 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 LD 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 (LDs). 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.
We provide support, guidance, resource materials, programs and opportunities or sharing information and concerns.
You can support us by becoming an active member, volunteering your time, making a donation.
We provide support and resources for individuals, families, employers, educators and the community at large regarding LDs and ADHD... We offer a number of programs and services that individuals and families can draw from to better understand LDs.
- Sunshine Day Social Skills Summer Camp program for kids with LD/ADHD
- Workshops for parents, teachers, workplaces and community groups on a variety of topics related to LD/ADHD
- Monthly Parent Support/Education Nights (October-June)
- One-on-one consulting sessions with families and individuals.
- Advocacy coaching
- Advice and samples of assistive technologies
- Lending library and resource materials at the Roy Cooper Memorial Resource Centre
Important notice regarding our May events: