Learning Disabilities & Employment

Adults have learning disabilities too!   So much of our focus is on supporting children and their families through the academic challenges that can come with their academic career but we also need to acknowledge that for many, learning disabilities also impact adults in the workplace. 

In school, students with learning disabilities vary greatly in their need for support. Some need a special school, some a special class, some resource support, and some cope nicely without any special supports.

In the workplace, the same is true for adults. Some require significant rehabilitation programs to prepare them for success in the workplace. Some require access to education and training with adaptations provided. Some only need employers willing to provide adaptations in the workplace. And some perform with no special supports.

http://www.ldao.ca/introduction-to-ldsadhd/articles/about-lds/possibilities-and-pitfalls-employment-and-learning-disabilities/

LDAWC is able to refer you to community training and resources for accommodations in the workforce.   Don’t hesitate to contact us.  

Hopefully this article offers guidance on how to be successful in the workplace.  If you are unemployed or under-employed, this is a good time to seek available training and resources.


Mother’s Day

May 10th marks Mother’s Day in Canada.  For many families it is the Moms that manage the learning disability – that is the case in our house! The constant contact with the school, following up on medical appointments or assessments, booking the next meetings, researching strategies to help your child.  We understand the exhaustion that comes from all that work and we want to thank you for all that you do to make your child successful.  Below is a cute poem that resonated with me, while related to general special needs, is still applicable to Moms with LD kids.

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Enjoy your day!