Community Funding Partner


Our Services

Over the years, LDAWC has offered a range of programs including parent support groups, social skills groups for children and a wide range of educational and advocacy activities. The association currently:

  • Sponsors many public meetings each year with guest speakers on issues related to learning disabilities and ADHD
  • Supports parents in advocating for their child in IPRC or IEP meetings and IEP development
  • Hosts a FREE annual family conference to provide information on relevant topics of interest to parents
  • Provides free information to caregivers of children with learning disabilities, and adults affected by learning disabilities
  • Publishes monthly newsletters
  • Is a member of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) of both the Upper Grand District School Board and the Wellington Catholic District School Board to advise on best practices for teaching students with special needs.
  • Provides a list of tutors and sources for assessment of LDs and ADHD

Who We Are

The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County (LDAWC) started in 1973 with Nene Lott, now a lifetime member, as its first president. The Association continues to be a grass roots organization which relies on volunteers to carry out its many functions. The Association does not have a permanent office. The best way to receive support is to email questions or concerns to

Mission Statement

The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County is a charitable, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities so that they can reach their full potential. Through outreach, education, advising and advocacy, the Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County's mandate is to advance the education, employment, social development legal rights and general wellbeing of individuals with learning disabilities.

Vision Statement

A community where learning disabilities are understood and accepted.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Susan Newcombe President
Laurie Few Vice President
Christine MacDonald Treasurer
Sharon Dills Past President
Gabriele Wright Secretary
John Potocksa Board Member