Welcome to the Learning Disabilities of Durham Region

Our website is designed primarily to connect with parents/guardians, individuals with learning disabilities, educators and community members. All are encouraged to checkout our website and e-mail us with your comments, questions and requests for information. The website will also provide links to provincial and national websites, which offer further information about learning disabilities.
Link to Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario website for more information.

Upcoming Events

Please join us...

On Thursday, April 6th, when Dr. Marjory Phillips, Director of the Integra Program at the Child Development Institute will facilitate a workshop on "Understanding the Relationship between Learning Disabilities and Mental Health (LDMH)"

The Child Development Institute understands the complex relationship between learning disabilities and mental health (LDMH). This workshop looks at how anxiety, depression and other mental health challenges are complicated by LDs. It incorporates current thinking in the field of learning disabilities and evidence-informed, best practices in related mental health fields to better understand how learning disabilities can complicate mental health in children and adolescents. Special considerations and approaches to working with children and youth with LDMH will be discussed.

This event will be held at Pickering Christian School, 162 Rossland Road, Ajax (between Harwood Ave. and Salem Rd.)

7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Note: Our events are usually hosted by Trent University Durham so our location has changed for this date.

We look forward to see you there!

Families needed for SickKids research study on the genetics of reading disabilities

Summary: Families are needed for a research study at SickKids (the Hospital for Sick Children), which is investigating the genetic basis of reading disabilities. We require the participation of families and their child(ren), age 6 to 16 years, who struggle with reading. Parents will receive a report describing their child's test results, which may be helpful in educational planning. All testing will take place at SickKids in downtown Toronto. Click here to launch the information page.

NEW Library Website

We are excited to have added a library search feature to our website. Search at your convenience for books from our extensive collection. Simply select 'Resources-Library Website' to launch the search page. Select an item you are interested in, fill in your name and email then click the button 'Request to borrow checked items'. An email will be sent to the Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region.

Volunteers Needed
We are looking for volunteers to get involved in our Chapter work to help raise awareness and support learning disabled children, youth and adults first.

To see how you can help and for more information please contact the office at