Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA)
“CADDRA is a national Canadian alliance of professionals working in the area of ADHD who are dedicated to world class research, education, training and advocacy in the area of ADHD.”
Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC)
“CADDAC is committed to increasing the understanding of ADHD, therefore decreasing the stigma of ADHD by providing up-to-date scientific information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.”
“CH.A.D.D. Canada is a charitable organization that aims to help support, educate, and ultimately better the lives of individuals with ADHD, and those who care for them.”
Child Advocacy Project
“CAP is a free legal service for low-income children and families in Ontario who face challenges to their legal rights at school.”
“If you or someone you know has difficulty reading print because of a visual, physical or learning disability, we can help you find books and magazines in audio, e-text and braille; read daily newspapers; enjoy classic movies, with the action described; and help your kids discover a love of reading.”
Disability Tax Credit
“The disability tax credit (DTC) is a non-refundable tax credit that helps persons with disabilities or their supporting persons reduce the amount of income tax they may have to pay.”
“LD@home knows that living with LDs can have its challenges, but here you’ll find support from experts and our team, as well as inspirational stories to help guide you on your journey.”
LD@School (English) and TA@L’école (French)
“LD@school is the first resource of its kind dedicated to serving the needs of Ontario’s educators. It provides educators with information, resources and research related to teaching students with learning disabilities.”
LD On-line (American website)
“LD OnLine.org is the world’s leading website on learning disabilities and ADHD, serving more than 200,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month.”
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
LDAC is “the national voice for persons with learning disabilities and those who support them… LDAC accomplishes these goals through public awareness about the nature and impact of learning disabilities, advocacy, research, health, education and collaborative efforts.”
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO)
“Our mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.”
National Center for Learning Disabilities (American website)
“The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) improves the lives of all people with learning difficulties and disabilities by empowering parents, enabling young adults, transforming schools, and creating policy and advocacy impact” in the United States.
National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)
“NEADS is a consumer organization, with a mandate to encourage the self-empowerment of post-secondary students with disabilities. NEADS advocates for increased accessibility at all levels so that disabled students may gain equal access to college or university education, which is their right.”
Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
“ODSP helps people with disabilities who are in financial need pay for living expenses, like food and housing… and it helps people with disabilities who can and want to work prepare for and find a job.”
Ontario Human Rights
“The Ontario Human Rights System is made up of three separate agencies:
- The Ontario Human Rights Commission works to promote, protect, and advance human rights through research, education, and policy development.
- The Human Rights Legal Support Centre gives legal help to people who have experienced discrimination under the Code.
- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is where human rights applications are filed and decided.”
Ontario Ministry of Education – Special Education
Information for parents and educators on how special education works in Ontario, including legislation, policies, and resource documents.
Ontario Works (OW)
“If you are in temporary financial need, Ontario Works can provide you with money and help you find a job.”
Putting a Canadian Face on Learning Disabilities (PACFOLD)
“PACFOLD is a groundbreaking applied research study that started in 2004 by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)… the goal of the research was to find out what it means to be a child, youth or adult with learning disabilities in Canada.”
Special Needs Ontario Window (SNOW)
“Our goal is to provide information and training for educators, parents and students with disabilities on technologies for learning both in and out of the classroom as well as promote understanding of inclusive practices.”
We “provide teachers and other education professionals with resources and materials that have been developed specifically to bridge the substantial gap between current neuroscientific understanding of ADHD and classroom practice.”
Created for adults with ADD/ADHD, and those affected by it (family, employers, health professionals, etc.), Totally ADD liberates people from fear, shame, and stigma. Through education, humour, and social interaction, Totally ADD provides the tools and support people need to create a life they love.