Programs and Resources by Disability - Learning Disabilities

Student Biography

A personal profile of a UTM student with both a learning disability and a mobility disability, talking about her career development and giving advice to others.   Kim Learning/Mobility Disabilities

Inspiring Article: 15 CEOs with Learning Disabilities

JVS Project GOLD - Generating Opportunities for Learning Disabilities

This centre assists individuals to better understand their learning disabilities/challenges in order to overcome barriers to finding and maintaining meaningful employment. Services include:

  • Initial intake and assessment session
  • One-on-one counselling to clarify learning styles/disabilities
  • Development of a Return-to-Work Plan
  • Employment-related workshops
  • Job search support
  • Ongoing job coaching and job maintenance support

JVS Project GOLD

Beating Dyslexia.com

Resources on Coping with Dyslexia in the Workplace and in other contexts: Dyslexia in the Workplace

ADDitude Magazine

Online resources and a 3 part primer on managing ADD at work:  ADDidude Magazine - Coping with ADHD on the Job

Books

The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain. Brock L. Eide and Fernette Eide, 2011, Penguin Group (USA)

Adult ADHD: How to Overcome Common Challenges, Remain Incredibly Happy, and Have a Fulfilled Relationship and Career. Ruby Reiter, 2014, Talent Writers