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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April 14, 2020

The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is launching Let’s Talk Tuesdays. This forum is open to parents of children with learning disabilities. Join us every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom to share information, get resources, work through challenges and celebrate successes. Sessions will start on Tuesday, April 21st, 2020. To register email Wendy at Find out more!


March 25, 2020

Our office in Lockerby Composite School remains closed as directed by the Ford government. But we will continue to support our families by email or we can also set up virtually to connect with parents. We will be posting additional information as it becomes available to us. If you are looking for ideas to keep Find out more!


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