Useful Links

Provides a wide variety of articles and information on topics related to learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

Ontario Ministry of Education – Special Education
Information on Ministry polices and procedures for Special Education in Ontario.

Ottawa Centre for Research and Innovation (OCRI) – Assistive Technology Support Initiative
Free online resources and how-to videos to help implement computer-based assistive technology and enhance academic success.

PBS – Misunderstood Minds
An extension of the DVD series by the same name, this site provides information and simulations on what it’s like to have a disability with reading, writing, math, or attention.

SHAME: The Dark Heart of Reading Difficulties
A fascinating look into the shame and humiliation that can result from struggling to read.

Family Anatomy
An online podcast and blog through which local psychologists Drs. MacDonald and Spezzano go beyond their offices to share their personal and professional experiences as psychologists, fathers and husbands.

People for Education – Special Education Info
A parent-led organization working to support public education in Ontario’s English, French, and Catholic schools. This section of their site provides information for parents on different aspects of Special Education, from understanding terminology to Frequently Asked Questions.

Navigating the Special Education System
A presentation given by Diane Wagner from the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario that provides straightforward, clear information to help parents navigate the Special Education system.

LD Resource Guide: Accommodations, Learning Strategies, Assistive Technology and Universal Design for Instruction

Disability Issues
Provides lists of accommodations, learning strategies, and assistive technology which have been proven useful for students with learning disabilities at the post-secondary level.

Centre for Attention Disorders: Program, Information and Resource Centre
A centre that promotes positive behaviour and reducing antisocial behaviour in children with ADHD, ODD, Conduct Disorder and other related disruptive problems. Provides social skills programs for kids, school advocacy programs, tutoring, and educational parent support groups. Serves Cornwall and surrounding areas.

Address and contact info:
119 Sydney St.- Suite 205, Cornwall, ON
Montreal: (613) 696-2343
Cornwall: (613) 936-2343

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