Welcome

Dr. Cunningham
The Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury in partnership with Dr. Todd Cunningham, and the OISE Psychology Clinic at the University of Toronto, is pleased to announce the launch of our We Are Not Alone program. This is a monthly evening program for a limited number of parents across the North to be connected through a University of Toronto Vidyo Internet connection to get information, share best practices and support each other. We are currently looking for parents to participate from across Northern Ontario through our LD offices in Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay and Timmins.
Overview
  • Many families of a child with a learning disability find their journey to be a lonely one.
  • Connecting with other families, agencies and professionals can be a challenge. It can be an even bigger challenge to those living in Northern Ontario communities.
  • This project is designed to connect families, agencies and professionals through teleconference so that they may learn and support each other.
Outline of Project
  • The 1st of four sessions will take place on January 20th, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • All four sessions will take place via video conferencing.
  • Eight connections are available. These connections will be made available at common meeting places to be determined once participants have been selected.
Meeting Schedule
  • Session 1: LD 101
  • Session 2: How to Advocate for your Child – Accommodations and Modifications
  • Session 3: The Impact of LD on Children and Their Families (Emotional Well-being)
  • Session 4: IEP/IPRC Meeting Preparation and Transition Planning
Criteria
  • Participants should be parents of recently identified students (preferably Grades 4 through 7) with a learning disability.
  • Participants should be willing to commit to all four sessions. The inaugural session will be held on January 20th, 2016 with follow-up meetings booked for February 17th, April 20th and May 18th, 2016.
  • Participants must provide their name, their child’s name and grade and the date their child was identified with a LD.
Participants of this program will walk away with new ideas that can be used to support their child with a learning disability. This program is designed to support parents by connecting them with others on the same journey.