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 27th, when we will facilitate a workshop on understanding the relationship between Assistive Technology and the Individual Education Plan: "Where does AT fit into my IEP?"

AT or Assistive Technology is an important tool for children with LD. It is crucial that a student's AT needs and strategies be fully integrated in the IEP. In this workshop, Speech-Language Pathologists Julie Sorhaitz and Lee-Ann Kant will discuss ways that parents and students can help design an IEP that includes the AT strategies that work best for them. In addition, parents and students will learn how to work with the school to implement these AT strategies in the classroom.

This event will be held at Trent University Durham, 55 Thornton Road South
(next to the Civic Recreation Complex)

7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Room 106

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