47th Online Conference online, Learning Disabilities Institute
After gathering over 1700 participants online last March, the Learning Disabilities Institute is pleased to announce its 47th Annual Conference on March 23-25, 2022:
*“Heart · Head · Hands, Act with Benevolence and Competence”.*
This Conference promises to be the event of the year in inclusive education, with more than 120 speakers and 30 days of replay.
Ever since we went online in 2020, we have increased our anglophone content. In 2022, we have scheduled over 50 anglophone speakers from across Canada, the United States and Europe. We are proud to announce Sue Swenson, president of Inclusion International and consultant for the White House, as our closing speaker. Other internationally known speakers are Gordon Porter, Temple Grandin, Andy Hargreaves, Barbara Blackburn, Jodi Carrington, Kathleen Gallagher, Peter Vermeulen, Shelley Moore and several others.
Check out the program: https://institutta.com/evenements/online-conference-2022/program
“MISSION : NON AUX ÉTIQUETTES! ”
Inspirational testimonials to succeed WITH learning challenges
ADD, ADHD, ASD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia … The new children’s book MISSION: NON-AUX ÉTIQUETTES! presents 12 inspiring testimonials from
Quebecers from all walks of life who live with a learning disability or difficulty. Young readers (from 7 years old) will discover beyond labels and prejudices how they can succeed WITH learning challenges.
Among the testimonials: television host Charles Tisseyre, artist and poet Laura Doyle Péan, race car driver Marie-Soleil Labelle, psychologist Katia Bissonnette, and other people with varied backgrounds living in different regions of Quebec. What do they all have in common? Their perseverance and willingness to say NO to labels.
Designed in collaboration with the Institute for Learning Disabilities, this new book follows the publication of “NON AUX ÉTIQUETTES!” published in 2020. The lively and dynamic texts of Martine Latulippe are fully illustrated with color portraits and comic strips by Phil Poulin. Appropriate fonts make it easier for people with dyslexia to read. A glossary at the end of the book explains the different diagnoses.
An essential book to read in class or at home to discover inspiring human beings and their invaluable advice to say NO to labels!
The book is available in French. For more information: https://bit.ly/3n7Iv2b
Two years ago, AURORA Workshops (the workplace division of LDAY) was delivering workshops exclusively in person. This often meant long road trips around the territory in spring and fall, but we thought that was the only way to effectively deliver workshops that had lots of hands-on activities and engaging discussion. Now, after a lot of learning and trialing, almost all of our workshops are available either in person or online – except “20 Brain-Based Tips for Less Terrible Zoom Meetings” (only offered online, obviously). This is proving to be so essential for supporting workplaces and adult learners during the pandemic but will have long-term benefits in terms of our outreach around the Yukon. https://www.auroraworkshops.com/workshops.html
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Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2Z6
The staff at LDANB-TAANB, Ainsley Congdon (Executive Director), Priscilla Grimmer (Office Administrator), and Taylor Armstrong (Tutor Coordinator) are looking forward to a productive and busy 2022!
Guiding much of our year will be the association’s first strategic and operational plan. During 2022 LDANB-TAANB will continue to provide support for Chapter development and growth into other regions of the province, the pilot of a French-language tutoring program, and to increase our abilities to fundraise in challenging times.
Our Barton Tutoring Program continues to provide tutoring to students from across New Brunswick. The Winter 2022 semester is our largest to date with 127 students placed with a tutor. In 2022, we are looking at expanding our programming offerings in order to continue to meet the needs of students and adults in New Brunswick.
After a successful first year with 31 applicants, the LDANB-TAANB Scholarship will be awarded again in 2022 to a high school student entering post-secondary or a current post-secondary student who is returning to studies in the fall of 2022. Full details and applications will be posted to our website and social media in February.