LDAWC Workshop Series - 3 Spring workshops

Navigating the Workplace with an LD or ADHD - Mon. Mar. 26

The workplace can be a difficult place to navigate. If you have a learning disability or ADHD, it’s much harder. You likely have a unique set of strengths and skills, and require the right environment to thrive. Perhaps you’re wondering about workplace issues like when or if to disclose my LD or ADHD, or what’s the best way to ask for accommodations? Workplace relationships can also be difficult, so is there a way to approach these more easily? If any of these issues resonate with you and you’d like to learn more and chat with other adults about these issues, please join our workshop host Barbara Lustgarten-Evoy, who will be leading an informal, interactive discussion about these and other topics.

Monday, March 26; 7-9 PM; $15 ($10 for LDA members)

Community Living Guelph; 8 Royal Road, Guelph

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Transitioning to High School - Wed. Apr. 25

Parents, do you have a child who is going to high school in the next few years? Transitioning from different phases of life can be difficult – and moving from elementary to high school is a difficult step – so preparing for and learning about this transition is vital. Join our exciting workshop – geared to parents and their children (grades 6-8) with LDs or ADHD who want to be more prepared for secondary school. The evening will open with 4 educators (2 from Upper Grand; 2 from Wellington Catholic) giving important perspectives and tips about what you should be thinking about and what makes high school so different. The majority of the evening will be Q & A format, so bring your questions! 

Wednesday, April 25; 7-9 PM; $15 ($10 for LDA members)

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

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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)

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

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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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