Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario

Site: Wellington County Chapter

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; LDAO ; LDAWC
Office Phone 519-837-2050
E-Mail info@ldawc.ca
Website www.ldawc.ca
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Primary Contact RennĂ¡ Bruce Paonne, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Susan Newcombe, President, Board of Directors
Description (Site) Mailing address only
Located In Community Guelph
Mailing Address PO Box 233 
17A-218 Silvercreek Pkwy N 
Guelph, ON N1H 8E8
Physical Access Not Applicable - no permanent office - call or e-mail
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Helps people who have learning disabilities (LDs) and their families to reach their potential. Furthers the educational, social, recreational, legal, medical, vocational and employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities and acquaints professionals working in this field with current literature and research.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: In-person programming has been temporarily suspended - new online programming, call or visit website for information.

Opportunity to share information and common concerns * public awareness of issues and challenges for people with learning disabilities * support of legislative initiatives

Programs and services include:
* free information for children, their caregivers, and adults affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities
* sponsors many events and workshops with issues related to LDs and ADHD
* supports parents in advocating for their child - in school, Individual Education Plan (IEP) / Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) meetings
* outreach and education
* advising and advocacy
* support and guidance
* established peer support network for parents and caregivers
* provides list of tutors and sources for assessment
* Reading Rocks program

Member of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for Upper Grand District School Board and Wellington Catholic District School Board to advise on best practices for teaching people with special needs
Hours Hours vary
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility People with learning disabilities and their families 
Reading Rocks program: children 6-12 years
Application Call or visit website for information
Languages English ; some articles available in additional languages
Fees Program ; Donation
Time-Limited Events Annual LDAWC Family Conference - keynote speakers, break-out sessions, free registration
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1973
Funding Fundraising ; Donations ; Fees
Print Material Publishes weekly blogs. Wide variety of print material available by request. 
Supplies resources containing current information about learning disabilities for the Guelph and Wellington County libraries.
Service Categories Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ Learning Disabilities ; Issue Advocacy ~ Learning Disabilities ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Learning Disabilities