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LDAWE message re: COVID-19 Outbreak

Please be advised that we are staying up to date with regards to the COVID-19 outbreak. In order to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for staff, volunteers and clients, the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor-Essex County (LDAWE) will be modifying our services.

Effective Monday, March 16th all children, youth and adult programs are cancelled until further notice. Our office will be closed to everyone but office personnel. Our staff will continue to be available by phone and email and will continue to provide individualized client support as needed.

If you need any information or support, please feel free to contact us at 519-252-7889 or email us at info@ldawe.ca. We will continue the monitor the situation in the coming days. Thank you for your understanding.

OHRC Right To Read Inquiry

Reading is a fundamental skill that students must have to navigate their school experience and their later lives. Students with reading disabilities have the right to learn to read. Yet, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) is concerned that Ontario’s public education system may be failing to meet the needs of students with reading disabilities (dyslexia and other learning disabilities that affect reading).

On October 3, 2019, the OHRC announced a public inquiry into potential human rights issues that affect students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system.

View the Public Inquiry from London on January 29, 2020: London Inquiry

Complete a survey

The OHRC is conducting a survey to support the Right to Read inquiry. This survey will help us to understand and report on the experiences of students with reading disabilities in Ontario public schools as part of assessing whether they have meaningful access to education as required by the Ontario Human Rights Code (Code).

This survey is for students with reading disabilities or their parents and guardians. It takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. You do not have to complete the survey all at once. You can come back to it at any time as long as you use the same computer or smartphone.

To complete the survey click here.