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Speak Up for Ability Online Forum Registration Open: Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm ET

Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston for our FREE annual conference, Speak Up for Ability: Online Parents Forum on Saturday, April 23 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm ET (join anytime). The topic this year is Building Children’s Literacy Skills, featuring a keynote presentation from the Ontario Human Rights Commission on the Right to Read Inquiry, and introduction from the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, co-sponsor of the event.

Register for Speak Up for Ability 2022: Eventbrite Registration

We will address the main literacy challenges facing children (beginning in Grade 1) who have learning disabilities, and the adults who support them. Strategies for building children’s literacy skills in schools and at home will be presented, including the Science of Reading approach. Speakers will highlight the critical role of literacy in students’ lives and the need for change in how we teach children to read.

Parents/caregivers, teachers, students and professionals are welcome to attend virtually. The keynote presentation by the OHRC on the Right to Read Inquiry is intended for participants across Ontario and will kick off the day. A presentation on the Science of Reading, open to all, will follow, along with locally focused sessions in the afternoon. Sessions will include information on literacy interventions at school boards in Kingston, Ontario, and an open panel discussion with literacy experts, local educators and parents.

Stay tuned for the full speaker line up and event schedule! Register early to ensure your spot.

Speak Up for Ability is an online forum for parents/caregivers, students, educators, and community service providers who work together to ensure the best opportunities for students with learning disabilities and attention issues. By the end of this free forum, it is expected that participants will be able to collaborate in finding the best solutions to overcome challenges for students who have learning disabilities, apply knowledge and strategies to develop children’s literacy skills, and better understand how to navigate the current educational climate together.


Speak Up for Ability 2022 is supported by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, and funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area and the Community Spirit Gaming Association. Thank you for your generous support!

For Right to Read resources from LDAO, visit:

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