Warm sunny days herald our summer plans, but this year’s plans have been overshadowed by COVID-19. Families who have been sheltering-in-place for the past few months are cautiously venturing outside as our country slowly reopens with some schools and programs resuming. This pandemic has exposed the inequities in education for families without the computer equipment or reliable internet access to continue learning on top of the varying abilities of the parents and caregivers to provide the required education – and this situation has been particularly challenging for our families in the LD community. However, over the past several weeks we have received many stories of how our dedicated professionals in our LDA network got creative and continued to provide the needed support by adapting and delivering their programs to families in our LD community. Special thanks and appreciation for these heroes! May your families keep well and stay safe!
Finally, our very best wishes to our national Executive Director, Claudette Larocque, who is retiring after 28 years of service to our LD community. Thank you Claudette!
Chair, Learning Disabilities Association of Canada