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?
You’ve come to the right place! Please check out the rest of our website or don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Who We Are
The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County (LDAWC) started in 1973. 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 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 well-being of individuals with learning disabilities.
A community where learning disabilities are understood and accepted.
We assist children, youth and adults with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD as well as their families. We achieve this by promoting positive change through:
Dignity & Respect Respect for the dignity of all individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD
Inclusivity, Support & Empowerment Belief in social justice and the value of diversity and inclusiveness
Public Education & Advocacy Advocating the importance of understanding what a Learning Disability and ADHD are and how both can impact an individual’s life
Innovation & Learning Encouraging an environment where individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD can learn and benefit from effective education and scientific-based practices
Collaborative Partnerships Promote collaborations with special education professionals to improve the delivery of instruction and success of services.
Leadership Positioning ourselves as a leader and advocate for all individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD as well as their families across York Region.
Quality Programs & Services A dedication to associational and fiscal stability sustained by excellent customer services provided to members and the community.
Integrity & Accountability A commitment to professional excellence, integrity and accountability