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  

 

Specialisterne  

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.  

 

Beating Dyslexia.com  

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

 

ADDitude Magazine  

Excellent online resources on managing ADD / ADHD at work and other contexts

 

Totally ADHD  

Practical ADD & ADHD Solutions, Engaging Videos, Books & Online Resources  

 

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! 

 

ADHD Coaching 

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

 

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