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Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton

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Description and Services
Description (Service) 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.
Hours Not specified * Parent Info Night: first Tue of the month 6:30 pm-8 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Children and adults who have learning disabilities and/or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD), as well as those who support them
Application Email, call or visit our website to become a member
Languages English
Fees Membership - $50 per year for families, $20 for students (2019)
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-567-5864
Primary Executive Marianne Long, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Name LDAO-C ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
McNabb Community Centre - Richard Pfaffe School
160 Percy St, Rm 2
Ottawa, ON K1R 6E5
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Intersection Bronson Ave and Somerset St W
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Other Details
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Twitter Twitter:
Established 1967
Funding Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119010304 RR0001
Service Categories Disability Associations ~ Learning Disabilities ; Disability Rights Groups ~ Learning Disabilities ; Parenting Materials ~ Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ; Parenting Materials ~ Learning Disabilities ; Prejob Guidance ~ Learning Disabilities ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Learning Disabilities ; Self Advocacy Support ~ Learning Disabilities ; Social Skills Training ; Special Libraries ~ Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ; Special Libraries ~ Learning Disabilities ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Learning Disabilities ; Subject Tutoring ~ High Risk Infants/Children ; Transition Services for Students with Disabilities ~ Learning Disabilities ~ Students with Disabilities
Print Material Various printed resources
Resources Website, library books, DVDs and videos, workbooks
Accreditation No * Member of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario.
Organization Info
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.

Administration: 613-757-3108 Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm

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