We are making plans to offer a “Tech Buddies” program this summer. This program will provide support and instruction in the area of Assistive Technology as well as mentorship to those with Learning Disabilities. We hope to have two individuals working with us this summer who are users of Assistive Technology. These individuals will be available to offer one-on-one individualized help and support as well as small group sessions for interested students, young people, parents, teachers and adults. This will be on a sign-up basis and a schedule will be posted soon to sign up for one hour, two hours or a half-day session. We hope to offer FaceTime, Skype and/or Videoconference options as well. Stay tuned!
(Dependent on provincial Government Summer Student Employment approval.)
We are pleased to offer the second in our weekend presentations – Saturday Sessions on Assistive Technology
#2. Assistive Technology
Assistive Technology is always a hot topic! This sessions will allow for some hands-on work so participants are encouraged to bring along their own devices if they have one. Students (or children accompanied by parents) are welcome.
– Presented by: Anna Powell, Department of Education with Kerri Whelan and Janine Foley, NLESD
– April 6, 2019 at 1:00 (tentative – this will be confirmed asap)
– Location: LDANL office
– RSVP: email@example.com (Our space is limited, so first come first served)
We hope to use these weekend presentations as a small fundraiser for our programs (all funds collected will go to LDANL, Our presenters have graciously offered their services for free). We suggest a donation of $20 but nobody will be turned away.
#1. Vision Therapy
Our first guest presenter is Dr. Sarah Hutchens, Optometrist and she will talk about her work with Vision Therapy. Her work is helping many children who have learning disabilities and has been written about in The Telegram ( https://www.thecentralvoice.ca/news/regional/mom-shocked-by-daughters-diagnosis-26023/ ). Dr. Hutchens says that vision is more than seeing 20/20, so this might be of interest to you whether or not you or your child wears glasses.
Date: Saturday, March 30th
Location: LDANL office
Our space is limited. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org to save your spot as it will be first come first served.
We hope to use these weekend presentations as a small fundraiser for our programs (all funds collected will go to LDANL, Dr. Hutchenson has graciously offered her services for free). We suggest a donation of $20 but nobody will be turned away.
We would like your input to help us expand our services and supports. We invite you to please complete the Needs Assessment Survey below. It can also be accessed through the menu. We strongly encourage you to share this survey with anyone who has a learning disability and/or those who support them.
The Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development is currently undergoing a process for reviewing and developing new legislation around accessibility. They are seeking input from individuals, advocacy groups and community stakeholders. They want to know what barriers people with Disabilities face and how to prevent/remove them. Print access is a barrier for many people with Learning Disabilities! Have your say! Follow this link to input your thoughts: