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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December 13, 2019

The Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC) at Cambrian College is running an exciting program for local high school students. The Successful Transitions Online and Mentoring Program (STOMP) is a transition program for high school students in their final year of high school with learning exceptionalities or mental health challenges who plan to attend Find out more!


November 19, 2019

LDAS Honours Seven Sudburians at 4th Annual Awards Dinner The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (LDAS) hosted their 4th Annual Awards Dinner at the Holiday Inn on November 12th, 2019. With more than 120 people in attendance, the fundraising dinner recognized individuals and community partners that have contributed to the successful and continuous growth of Find out more!


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