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Organization: Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton  
Phone Numbers: 613-567-5864
McNabb Public School
160 Percy St, Rm 2
Ottawa, ON
K1R 6E5
Intersection: Bronson Ave and Somerset St W
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Accessibility Notes: Fully Accessible
Hours: Mon-Thu 9 am-3:30 pm * first Thu of month when a meeting is scheduled 2:30 pm-7 pm, meeting 7 pm-9 pm
Dates: School year * reduced hours during the summer
Executives: Sophia Oldford - Executive Director
Contacts: Linda Barbetta - Community Outreach and Resource Coordinator
Service Description: Promotes increased awareness and respect for persons with learning disabilities (LDs) among the community at large, professional groups and relevant educational, social, recreational, medical, legal and vocational organizations.

Provides support, guidance, resource materials and opportunities for sharing of information and concerns * actively advocates for greater research in the field of learning disabilities and for the legislative initiatives that will benefit the learning disabled

Variety of services aimed at supporting community members of all ages: lending library * resource centre and travelling education kiosk * advocacy coaching * presentations at schools, businesses, community centres, government departments, other community organizations * social skills camp * resource lists (local tutors, schools, psycho-educational assessors etc.) * referral services * connecting with community resources * coordinating school board SEAC (Special Education Advisory Committee) representatives * local representation at public consultations
  • Sunshine Day Camp Social Skills program - Camp for children age 7 to 12 years of age, who have a Learning Disability and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Focusing on developing social skills in a safe, fun environment. Three 2 week sessions during the summer months.

Fees: Membership - $50 per year for families, $20 for students, Library Membership $20 (2015) * Service - Some services have fees
Application: Call, visit our offices, or visit our website to become a member
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Children and adults who have learning disabilities and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), as well as those who support them
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Ottawa (City of)
See Also: Children and Youth with Disabilities
Employment Assistance for People with Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Life Skills for People with Disabilities

This information was last completely updated on 12/21/2015

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