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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.

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.

COVID-19 & Learning from Home

Many families are struggling to manage children’s learning while away from the classroom.   What was supposed to be two weeks after March Break has now extended indefinitely which can be very stressful for parents as well as students who require the structure and instruction of the classroom to learn. 

The government has developed some online resources to try and curb the time not in the classroom.  I haven’t yet reviewed to see if this is something practical and helpful but the links can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/learn-at-home.  If you have explored these links please post your thoughts in our comments section – would appreciate you sharing for other families to see how these tools are being used or how effective they are. 

As we attempt to fill in the hours when our children were typically in school the suggestions in the article link below may be practical and effective ways to learn while not with their teacher.  

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy