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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October 19, 2017

Hope Mackewn a student from MacLeod Public School received a Certificate of Appreciation from Mayor Brian Bigger prior to Tuesday’s council meeting.  Hope disclosed that she is a student with a learning disability and calls on others to offer their support to people with learning disabilities in our community.  Hope is pictured here with Mayor Brian Bigger, Find out more!


October 12, 2017

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury’s flag was raised this month at James Jerome complex. Deputy Mayor Joscelyne Landry-Altmann was on hand to officially mark October as Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in Greater Sudbury. Immediately following the flag raising event, students from MacLeod Public School planted 2,000 small flags representing the total number of students Find out more!


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