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 

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 three-part primer on managing ADD at work:  ADDitude Magazine - Coping with ADHD on the Job 

Totally ADHD 

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 

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. Kate Kelly,  Peggy Ramundo, 2006  

Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Non-Verbal Learning Disability: Stories and Strategies. Yvona Fast, 2004