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Calgary Chapter Closed

As of January 2014, the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta – Calgary Chapter (LDAA-CC) has permanently closed. The programs formerly operated by the LDAA-CC (Camp Amicus and Social Skills) are now being offered by Foothills Academy Society. You can find out more about the programs on the Foothills Academy website, calling 403-270-9400 or emailing amicusprograms@foothillsacademy.org.

Foothills Academy Community Services offers programs and services to all Calgarians affected by learning disabilities and ADHD. In addition to the Social Skills and Camp Amicus programs, they offer assessments, counseling, remedial reading/writing and math instruction, parent and teacher workshops and much, much more. You can find out about all the things going on at Foothills Academy Community Services and in the Calgary community by signing up for their monthly E-News.

Other resources in the Calgary area include:

CanLearn Society
Psychologists Association of Alberta online referral search for a private psycho-educational assessment
CHADD support group for parents of children with ADHD and adults
Working ADDults support group
DCD Parent Support Group
Champions Career Centre - for adults needing help with employment matters
Prospect - for adults needing help with employment matters

For the time being, the website for the Calgary Chapter is still available.

LDAA Announces a New Executive Director!

The LDAA is delighted to welcome our new Executive Director! Ellie Shuster stepped into departing Executive Director Kathryn Burke’s shoes in January 2014.
Ellie comes from the charitable sector, after more than 13 years as Director of Communications for CNIB, where she worked on such projects as the Right to Read campaign, which advocated for and secured federal and provincial funding for the CNIB Library in order to make the collection available to anyone with a reading disability. Ellie also has experience in communications and marketing leadership in the federal and provincial governments, including six years as political advisor to the premier and a cabinet minister in Saskatchewan. She has worked with many clients in the non-profit sector including Children’s Autism Services of Edmonton at the Maier Centre, Alberta College of Optometrists, The Lung Association Alberta/NWT  and  CNIB.
As the parent of a child with  learning disability, Ellie has experienced the ups and downs of advocating for her child as she navigated the public school system. She is keen to work towards accomplishing the LDAA’s mission of supporting people with learning disabilities so they may achieve their full potential.

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The LDAA recently released four innovative videos on learning disabilities. Learn more about this exciting initiative!