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
Job search support
Ongoing job coaching and job maintenance support
An international not-for-profit that seeks to empower people are neurodivergent (includes autism spectrum, ADD/ADHD, and dyslexia/dyscalclia, to find work that takes advantage of their unique perspectives, communication styles and skills.
Specialisterne Canada works with businesses to help them integrate neurodivergent people into the workforce. We’ve seen firsthand how creating a neurodiverse work environment is good for business. A different perspective, alternative communication style, or a passion for detail can be a great asset to any employer, but because of standard recruitment processes and management practices, many face a natural barrier to employment.
Specialisterne Canada matches neurodivergent candidates with employer partners.
Resources on Coping with Dyslexia in the Workplace and in other contexts: Dyslexia in the Workplace
Dyslexia Fonts and Other Strategies
- A font designed to facilitate easier reading helps someone with dyslexia. Here is a free converter. Font Converter for Dyslexia.
- Dark Reader can make reading easier by finding the right contrast levels that work for you or reading in 'Dark Mode'
- Consider using accessibility settings to hear text on your computer rather than reading it. Or consider voice-to-text software solutions.
Excellent online resources on managing ADD / ADHD at work and other contexts.
How to ADHD
A fun, informative and supportive video channel created by a young person with ADHD. Feeling alone with your ADHD? These videos may help!
Professional life coaches and therapist with a variety of qualifications are available on a fee for service basis to assist with the development of skills to manage ADHD in a neurotypical world. They can be found through web searches. Here is an article on this kind of service.
Psychology Today has listings on their search engine of therapists that specialize in ADHD.
updated August 27, 2022