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November 2018

LDAWC – The Myth of IQ – CANCELLED

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
RLB LLP Guelph, 197 Hanlon Creek Blvd #103
Guelph, Ontario N1C 0A1 Canada

About our Workshop: Myths surrounding learning disabilities, IQ and how students can reach their full potential will frame this workshop. The path for a student with a LD from primary to post-secondary can be tricky, so we’re pleased to have Sean Cameron return as he leads this discussion and offers tips. Having a long term goal is key, as is knowing the steps to get there. In addition to giving important tips to make a student’s path successful, Sean will…

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December 2018

LDAWC – Non-medication and Medication Interventions for ADHD

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Living Guelph, 8 Royal Road
Guelph, ON N1M 3J4 Canada

About our Workshop: ADHD is a complex disorder that affects every person differently. The decision to ‘medicate’ or ‘not medicate’ is a big one, and there are usually strong opinions and arguments on both sides. But non-medical interventions are also available – strategies to cope with inattention and focus difficulties. Come to an engaging workshop to learn more and about both options – from a medical expert who understands attention difficulties on a personal level. About our Speaker: Dr. Alexandre…

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January 2019

January Peer Support Network

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eramosa Engineering, 650 Woodlawn Road W, Block C Unit 4
Guelph, ON N1K 1B8 Canada

About the Peer Support Network: Come join our Peer Support Network and meet other parents on a similar journey to yours.  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…

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LDAWC – Guide to the Ontario Curriculum

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Community Living Guelph, 8 Royal Road
Guelph, ON N1M 3J4 Canada

About our Workshop: The Ontario curriculum is a complex document that is comprised of all subject area covered in public and catholic education. The document regulates what students are taught throughout each level of their schooling. The curriculum is made up of knowledge expectations, skills expectations, as well as values and attitude. Come to an engaging workshop to learn more about how the curriculum shapes your child’s education and how you can help from home! About our Speaker: Mary is…

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March 2019

$10 – $15

Fostering your Child’s Well-being through Relationship and Self-compassion

March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Living Guelph, 8 Royal Road
Guelph, ON N1M 3J4 Canada

About our Workshop: This workshop focuses on two elements that impact your child’s well-being: your relationship with your child and helping build self-compassion within them. Speaker Allison will focus on helping parents build and repair their relationships with their kids and communicate/problem solve with them. Speaker Elyse will talk about self-compassion as a way to build self-esteem. With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend. The speakers will focus on specific ways…

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April 2019

$10 – $15

Motivating Struggling Learners

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Living Guelph, 8 Royal Road
Guelph, ON N1M 3J4 Canada

About Our Workshop: Struggling learners can take many shapes and forms. Some may be disillusioned or disenfranchised; some may not see value in school, while others may really struggle with academics. What are critical components to help these students? Is there a best way to motivate them; and what does that look like? Our speaker – Fil DaSilva – will tackle these issues. As someone who was truly a “struggling student”, he will share personal experiences, struggles he faced, and…

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May 2019

$10 – $15

UnderstandABILITY – Demystifying Psychoeducational Assessments

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Community Living Guelph, 8 Royal Road
Guelph, ON N1M 3J4 Canada

About our Workshop: A psycho-educational assessment identifies areas of strengths and challenges within a student’s learning profile, and provides a deeper understanding of his/her educational needs. It is also a necessity in identifying a student with a learning disability.  Psycho-eds are challenging to understand, especially if you aren’t a psychologists or a teacher. Please join speaker Susan Slack Miller as she explains psycho-educational assessments from a parent’s perspective with the intention of making it an accessible and usable document to support…

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May 2019 Peer Support Network

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eramosa Engineering, 650 Woodlawn Road W, Block C Unit 4
Guelph, ON N1K 1B8 Canada

About Our Peer Support Network: Come join our Peer Support Network and meet other parents on a similar journey to yours.  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…

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September 2019

Free

Individual Education Plan (IEP) WORKSHOP

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Guelph Public Library Main Branch, 100 Norfolk St.
Guelph, ontario n1h 4j6

IEP’s are complicated, whether you are new to the special education world or not. There are many tips and strategies that can help. We have partnered with The Guelph Public Library to offer this informative workshop. Sue Shaw is a parent advocate and teaching innovator who has been working to provide education and training opportunities for 12 years. Learn exactly what information should be in an IEP, and some ideas to be able to create an effective document to support…

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October 2019

FREE

October 2019 Peer Support Network

October 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Eramosa Engineering, 650 Woodlawn Road W, Block C Unit 4
Guelph, ON N1K 1B8 Canada

Come join our Peer Support Network and meet other parents on a similar journey. 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…

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