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, May 25th, when we will offer a workshop on Understanding Reading Assessments used in our schools.

Sherry Raffalovitch (Past Vice President of the International Dyslexia Association - Ontario Branch) is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked for the Toronto District School Board for the past 15 years. She received her masters of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in Speech-Language Pathology. Sherry has been working on various explicit literacy instruction projects at the TDSB since 2007. These projects include; implementing explicit literacy instruction in a co-instructional model, training Beginning Teachers about explicit literacy instruction and designing and running a literacy intervention for summer school students. She continues to consult with Toronto District School Board with a special interest in students who struggle to learn to read and write.

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