Advocacy

  1. You are your child’s best and most consistent advocate.  Always remember that!
  2. You have valuable information about your child – share it.  Don’t assume or keep it a secret!
  3. You shall put it in writing and keep a copy.
  4. You shall keep records.
  5. You shall try to solve problems at the lowest level but never hesitate to appeal to a higher level if necessary.
  6. You shall seek out information when necessary.
  7. You shall take time to digest information before making a decision.
  8. You shall incorporate your agenda into theirs.
  9. You shall be organized and prepared. Know the process.
  10. You shall allow yourself to be less than perfect.
  11. You shall not become a martyr.
  12. You shall maintain a sense of humour. Have fun with your child!
  13. You shall remember to tell people when they do a good job.
  14. You shall encourage your child to make decisions because one day he or she will have to do so on his/her own behalf.

Self Advocacy

  1. Self Awareness- Know your learning style.
  2. Learn and use strategies. Be organized and prepared.
  3. Communication- Use problem solving techniques.
  4. Stay in Control- Try to help others understand your views.
  5. Surround yourself with winners.
  6. Allow yourself to be less than perfect
  7. Thank people for their time.
  8. Take responsibility for success.

About LDAS

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to supporting all individuals with Learning Disabilities in reaching their potential, within a community that values their unique contributions and abilities.

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July 13, 2020

Taking Charge of ADHD 4th Edition is the newest book written by Dr. Russell Barkley.  This book guides parents through a variety of topics including: understanding why kids with ADHD act the way they do, to getting an accurate diagnosis and restoring harmony at home.    Want to learn more about the author check out his Find out more!


July 10, 2020

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury hosts Let’s Talk Science sessions every Thursday at 11:00 a.m.This week we learned about colour and made our very own rainbows. Next session we are discovering sound and we will make a pan flute out of common household items. Come join the fun!  Register today at resource@ldasudbury.ca.    


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