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November 11, 2020

I’m home.

It’s funny the journey life takes us on.  One minute I’m working hard for a national charity, the next, a world-wide virus wipes out all fundraising plans and I’m out of a job. Permanently. Thank you Covid. But as they say, when one door closes, another opens and luckily for me, I feel like the door has been flung open and I have been welcomed home. My name is Renná Bruce Paonne and I am
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Now more than ever, we need to remember to take care of ourselves so that we can support our family! There are little things that don’t take much time that we can all do to help us rejuvenate! I came across this organization recently and was impressed to see that an entire organization was focused on supporting Caregivers.  As a parent of someone with an LD you may not see yourself as a Caregiver but
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As students move through school it is critical that they start to learn how to advocate for themselves.  This learning program helps to outline the critical times as students transition – into Grade 9, planning for post-secondary and finishing Grade 12.  There is additional information on exams, work and life skills as well as advocacy and student well-being. It is suggested that  parents take a look and consider asking their high school students to review some
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Are you new to the LD world?  There is a lot to navigate – new processes, foreign terminology, multiple decisions that need to be made as well as an expanded group of professionals to communicate with.   If you are new to this world then the LDA@home Survival Guide will be a great primer to this system and process.   This document is easy to read and lays out the different decisions and processes that
This year marks our 6th Annual Family Conference. This free event will be held on Saturday October 17th. This year, due to COVID-19, we will deliver a virtual program via ZOOM. We are very thankful to our sponsors, Shearer’s and SickKids Foundation! Our Conference features experts in Education, Psychology, Health and Parenting. We are lucky to have parenting expert and author Ann Douglas present our keynote address with the focus of Stress management and coping

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