Community Outreach Program

To increase empathy and awareness regarding learning disabilities through
interactive workshops for students, parents, educators, and community at large.

Educator Workshops

 

LD means Learns Differently
What a learning disability is.
What it is not.
What it feels like.
(60 min)

An experimental workshop that builds upon an educators awareness and sense of empathy regarding the challenges faced by students with a learning disability.

Energize Your Abilities
Addressing Anxiety – The Learning Blocker
(75 min)

An orientation of energy balancing techniques that are clinically observed to neutralize your systems negative responses to stress. When a person is less stressed they are able to process information more efficiently.

Schedule a workshop with your education staff by contacting Angie DeMarco
(communityoutreach@ldasudbury.ca)

Student Workshops

LD 101 for Little Learners
(30 min)

ld for little learners

Based on the Disney movies this workshop will provide students with an appreciation of their peers “who learn in a different way”, self-advocacy and positive messages about being unique.

LD 101 – Intermediate
(45 min)

Capture

Explains to students what a Learning Disability is, what it may feel like and how we can appreciate that we all learn differently and that’s okay!

 

High School is Going to be a Slice
Transitioning to High School
(60 min)

Utilizing pizza as a metaphor, this workshop has students identifying the different pieces of the education pie, between elementary and high school.

Gr. 4-5 LD 101
(30 min)

LD 101

This presentation is designed to explain to newly identified students along with other students what a Learning Disability is, experience what it might be like and important tips on how to advocate for your learning.

 

Gr. 6 Victors of Transition
Transitioning to Grade 7
(45 min)

Victors

Based on the movie Hunger Games this workshop will provide the skills necessary to transition to grade 7. The presentation expands on self-advocacy, self-awareness and organization.

Gr. 4-5 Social Skills for Success
(40 min)

Social Skills

This is an interactive and experiential workshop that provides students with advice and tips on how to handle different social situations. It touches on non-verbal communication, confrontation/resolution, respect and friendship.

Gr. 12 Step Up!
Self-Guided USB
(75 min)

step up

Step Up is our new program funded by the Parent Reaching Out grant that assists students in grade twelve with the transition from high school to post-secondary education. This workshop offers helpful tips for the high school level for choosing a post-secondary education path, essential steps to self-advocacy, the application process and knowing how the student learns. For students entering the post-secondary level, the workshop informs students about obtaining services through the accessibility department, time management and stress management skills to have a successful first year of post-secondary education.

Please don’ hesitate to call for these FREE student presentations! We are funded by the United Way and would love to get into as many schools as possible.

Please email: jarah@ldasudbury.ca

Please don’ hesitate to call for these FREE student presentations! We are funded by the United Way and would love to get into as many schools as possible!

 

Parent Workshops

 

Motivation and Success
(45 min)

motivation

Parents will be introduced to the primary and secondary needs that drive motivation and impact success.

ABC’s of Special Education 
(75 min)

IEP

Parents will gain knowledge in interpreting the language presented in an IEP and how that IEP relates to their child’s success.


Shared Solutions – Conflict Resolution Skills

Parent Workshop / DVD

Understanding conflict
Preventing conflict
Resolving conflict

 

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.

Latest News

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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