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Education Resources & Information

  

Department of Education - http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/welcome.html

  

The Ontario Parent Council is an arm-length advisory agency to the Ontario Minister of Education. It provides advice to the Minister from the viewpoint of parents while encouraging parental participation in education through information and guidance. Its website www.ontarioparentcouncil.org contains a wealth of information on the school system and resources for parents and their children.

 

Here are a few resources from the Ontario Parent Council:

Canadian Education Association - an organization dedicated to the improvement of education.

 

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Agencies, Organizations and Other Contacts for Children At-Risk

 

CH.I.L.D. Ltd. Children's Intervention Learning & Development - (a Neurodevelopmental Treatment Center) The Learning Centre is a not for profit research based organization that specializes in educating children with Autism, PDD, Asperger's, Learning Disabilities, Global Developmental Delay and other related disorders. The learning centre provides children with exceptionalities enriched intensive IBI and educational instruction.
2200 Rutherford Road #4
Maple, Ontario
L4K 5V2
Fax: (905) 417-0379
Phone: (905) 417-3111
Web: http://www.childmdim.com

 

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems. The Centre is also a research facility, an education and training institute and a community based organization providing health promotion and prevention services across the province of Ontario, Canada, and is a Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization Collaborating Centre.

 

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Literacy Resources

 

Ontario Literacy Coalition - The OLC looks for the most effective and respectful ways to help people who have literacy challenges in Ontario. We share this information with people throughout the province. We bring together many different people and groups to help us do our work.
 

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition - Native Literacy is essential to self-determination. It is a tool which empowers the spirit of Native People. Native literacy fosters and promotes a sense of purpose and achievement, both integral to self-determination.
 

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Articles of Interest

  

Dropouts Face Bleak Job Future - Christopher Hayes reaches into the back pocket of his blue jeans and pulls out a crumpled piece of paper. It's his pay stub from the previous two weeks' work. His net take-home pay after working 84 hours is $547.98. That's a meager $7.75 an hour, the dejected 20-year old points out. For Hayes, who has only a Grade 10 education, the prospects of finding a well-paying job are slim.

 

Toronto The Education of Amuthini Wijendra - By 2002, Amuthini Wijendra seemed to have the kind of success that she and her family had sacrificed so much to attain. Ten years after coming to Canada from her home in war-torn Sri Lanka, and three years after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a computer engineering degree, Wijendra held a lucrative job as a consultant with Deloitte and Touche. "It was a very good job," concedes Wijendra, 30. "But when I was a consultant, I didn't feel that at the end of the day, I could say I made a difference in this person's life or that person's life."

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Miscellaneous Information & Resources

  

The NLD Networking Group of Ontario offers a supportive, informative setting for parents and interested individuals to share the joys and challenges of living with Nonverbal Learning Difference. A variety of speakers addressing the unique issues surrounding NLD take part in our monthly meetings. We are an active, committed group seeking to raise public awareness of this relatively new diagnosis by providing current information and resources to interested individuals. Now welcoming Asperger families!

 

For more information about the NLD Networking Group or Support Group, contact:

Cheryl Pidgeon B.A., B.Ed.
Educational Consultant & LD Advocate
NLD Networking Group of Ontario
E-mail: info@NLDontario.org
Website: www.NLDontario.org
 

For additional information on Nonverbal Learning Disorder for Ontario: see our page on Nonverbal Learning Disorder. (On this page, you can find information on the NLD program for the Edmonton District.)

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This page last updated on 07/26/2017

 

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