Announcing Rick Lavoie is Coming to Sudbury on April 27th, 2015!


Rick Poster


For Immediate Release
April 2nd, 2015
April 27th: Renowned speaker and author Rick Lavoie is coming to Sudbury!

A motivational speaker of international acclaim will be in Sudbury as the keynote speaker for the first annual regional conference to deliver a free public presentation for parents/guardians, educators and community members.


Rick Lavoie, an educator and champion for students with special needs, will present his new presentation on social success and mental health for children with learning differences. His presentation will take place on Monday, April 27, 2015 in the Student Centre at Cambrian College at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


This seminar will explore the relationship between learning differences, disabilities, and social incompetence and will identify the specific causes for special social skills deficits. Field tested strategies will be presented that can be used by parents, teachers, coaches, and caregivers to assist students in gaining peer acceptance and developing age-appropriate social skills.


Lavoie is the author of the book “It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend: Helping the Child with Learning Disabilities Find Social Success” and his recent videos “Beyond F.A.T. City: A Look Back, A Look Ahead” and “Rick Lavoie: The Motivational Breakthrough”, are among the most widely distributed films in educational media. He has delivered his message to over 500,000 parents and professionals throughout North America, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. Lavoie has the distinction of having delivered keynote addresses for all three major special needs advocacy organizations in the United States (Learning Disabilities Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Children with Attention Deficit Disorder).


The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (LDAS) is hosting Rick Lavoie in partnership with Rainbow District School Board and Cambrian College along with sponsorship from the Sudbury Catholic District School Board and Laurentian University Accessibility Services.  A proud United Way-funded agency, The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury would like to thank these educational partners and the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support.




Media Contact:
Wendy Larouche, Resource Facilitator
The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury