Workshops and Peer Support

Mental Health and Learning Disabilities - Wed. May 16

People with LDs are two to three times more likely to experience mental health challenges. When it is hard to ‘show what you know’, it is understandable that we might see higher rates of school-related stress and more school drop-out. Individuals with LDs are more likely to experience anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation.

But there are ways to cope and help manage mental health symptoms if you have an LD. There are also strategies to help if you’re a parent or caregiver with someone living with an LD. Come to our workshop and hear experts Rose Freigang and Linda Di Nardo from Insight Psychology on Norfolk speak about the topic of mental health. Come away with practical strategies for helping with things like stress, self-esteem and depression. (click on link below to see bios)

Wednesday, May 16; 7-9 PM; $15 ($10 for LDA members)

The Village of Riverside Glen – Town Hall room, 60 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph

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*Note - please let us know if you can't afford our workshop fee. We'd be happy to waive it.

FREE Peer Support Network - Wed. May 23

LDAWC peer support network’s goal is to provide an informal setting to share experiences, challenges, successes and resources. Living, learning and/or working with a LD, or supporting a family member with LD, has its ups and downs. Come learn from others. Benefits are:

  • Learning about relevant resources, supports and strategies
  • Insights into what has and hasn’t worked for parents and families
  • Learning you and your student aren’t alone through shared ideas and experiences
  • Reduced stigma and stress

Jen Paterson, Resource Coordinator at LDAWC, will be facilitating the evening. She has extensive experience helping parents navigate the special education system, especially when their kids have an LD or ADHD.

Wednesday, May 23, 7 - 8:30 PM, FREE event

The Village of Riverside Glen - Council Chambers room, 60 Woodlawn Rd E, Guelph


*Notea minimum of five parents need to register for this event before it may proceed.



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Welcome to LDA Wellington County!  

We help individuals and their families who have learning disabilities (LDs) to reach their potential.

  • Are you a parent and struggling to find effective strategies to help your son/daughter succeed at school or at home?
  • Are you looking for extra resources and information about LDs, or ADHD?
  • Are you struggling to navigate the school special education system and don't understand things like IEPs, the IPRC?
  • Are you looking for someone to advocate on your behalf - in the school system or in the workplace?

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