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LDAO Parent Advocacy Workshop - February 27, 2023

In partnership with the LD Mental Health Program of the Child Development Institute, the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is offering an online workshop for parents, and those who are helping parents, navigate the school system. The course is called Partnering with Schools for Student Success and promotes a collaborative approach to advocacy, based on knowledge and understanding on both sides.

There will be seven units that explore the perspectives of parents and schools, an understanding of the needs of students, special education, behaviour management processes in schools, and teaching strategies for successful negotiation.

The online course is offered in two options:

  • Professionals, and others who are working with parents, will do assignments at the end of each unit, and submit a final case study, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • Parents can choose to take the course for their own information, without submitting assignments or receiving a Certificate of Completion, for a reduced fee.

All participants will have access to the same content and a Comments & Questions section where they can ask questions and share ideas.

The course will be moderated by Mahsima Nosrati-Inanlou and Kailey Seider, with backup from Diane Wagner, Public Policy & Education Consultant at LDAO. Mahsima and Kailey are Child and Family Clinicians in Community Education and Engagement with the LD Mental Health Program of the Child Development Institute.

The seven units will be made available one week at a time over seven weeks. They can be accessed at any time convenient to the participant.


Professional option with assignments & Certificate of Completion: $350 ($300 LDAO member rate)

Parent option without assignments or certificate: $250 ($200 LDAO member rate)

Click here to for more information or to register

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