Just in time for Learning Disabilities Month, LDAA has produced a short, inspiring video for the 8-12 set. As Max says,”LD just means Learning Differently.” Here’s his story…
Welcome to our new board members!
LDAA welomes Csilla Gresku (Fort McMurray), Gloria Zakariasen (Calgary), Tanya Spencer and Steve Vogel (Edmonton) to our Board. It is exciting to have so many new faces with differing backgrounds to offer their insights and leadership in the service of Alberta families. Many thanks to our retiring Treasurer, Lisa Boone (Edmonton) for four years of service to LDAA!
LD Edmonton has moved to L.Y. Cairns School!
The new address is 10510 – 45 Avenue NW, Edmonton, T6H 0A1, and the phone number remains unchanged: 780-466-1011. LD Edmonton will be a great addition to the school and we are excited about the possibilities the new facility will offer for programming!
LDAA Response to the Task Force on Teaching Excellence Report
The LDAA was invited to provide feedback about the Task Force Report on Teaching Excellence; however, the time between the Minister’s invitation and the deadline was extremely tight for a provincial organization to consult with members and prepare a considered response. As a result, LDAA submitted two letters in response to the Task Force. Our Initial Response and Our Official Response
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 email@example.com.
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:
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.
Looking for the LDAssociation in Edmonton or Red Deer?
Edmonton: 780-466-1011 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Deer: 403-340-3885 or www.ldreddeer.ca
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The LDAA recently released four innovative videos on learning disabilities. Learn more about this exciting initiative!