Resources in the Community
Provides information on inexpensive and free adaptive technology.
Provides employment programs for youth and adults with learning disabilities in the Greater Toronto Area. Its mission is to assist these individuals to understand their learning disabilities, determine a suitable employment goal, secure workplace accommodations, and provide support in maintaining their job.
Canadian Council on Rehabilitation and Work (CCRW)
Provides leadership in programs and services for job seekers with disabilities and businesses committed to equity and inclusion. CCRW works with businesses of all sizes in all industries through its Job Accommodation Service, Skills Training Partnership Program, Partners for Workplace Inclusion Program and the Disability Awareness Series. The CCRW also provides support to individual job seekers through its WORK ink TM site, and develops disability-positive educational material for children in grades 3-5.
Canadian Human Right Commission
Provides information on the Canadian Human Rights Act and will investigate discrimination complaints dealing with federally regulated organization such as banks, airlines, federal government departments, communication companies, and inter-provincial transportation companies.
Equal Opportunity Project Ministry of Citizenship, Culture, and Recreation
Provides information and access to resources that promote equal opportunity in the provice of Ontario. Their website provides links to information on publications and resources.
IBM Canada, Special Needs Program
Provides information on IBM's "Independence Series," an IBM line of products for people with special needs. They also maintain a resource guide about computer-based assistive technology.
Phone: 1-800-426-2255 (in Canada)(ask for Special Needs Program)
1-800-426-4832 (in USA)
JANCANA: The Job Accommodation Network in Canada
An international information network and consulting resource which helps employers and job seekers with disabilities identify suitable workplace accommodations. JAN helps to identify suitable methods and equipment that have proven effective for assimilating those with disabilities in the workplace. They provide referrals to local services and agencies that may also be of assistance. Services are free.
800-526-7234 (V) in the United States
800-ADA-WORK (V) in the United States
Provides individuals with the necessary counselling, education and training to enable them to create or find, and maintain employment.
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC)
Provides many valuable services and publications. There are also 12 provincial and territorial offices across Canada as well as many city or regional branches. Information on your closest office can be obtained by contacting the LDAC or visiting the web site.
Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO)
Provides information to counsellors, employers, parents, and those with LDs about resources which may be of interest. The association maintains a library of information and videos, will organize awareness workshops, and will refer to community resources which help with literacy, employment, assessment, and counselling. Ask for their kit on employment and learning disabilities. Their new publication, "LEAP," is an excellent tool to assist persons with LDs profile their strengths, weaknesses, and accommodation needs.
"NEADS" National Education Association of Disabled Students
Provides a web site on disability-related issues. NEADS is also involved with advocacy and support for post-secondary students in Canada . Some resources provided include: "Employment Opportunities for Post-Secondary Students and Graduates with Disabilities" and "Transformation from School to Work: Career Choices for Youth with Disabilities"
The Ontario Human Rights Commission
Provides free information on human rights, including the topic of reasonable accommodation. This office also investigates complaints dealing with discrimination.
SNOW (Special Needs Opportunity Windows)
Supports educators of students with special needs. The web site provides information on practical resources, curriculum materials, professional development, and opportunities for information exchange. Information for children and parents is also available.
Provides valuable information to persons with disabilities and employers such as job postings and training opportunities. It also provides on-line career counselling by appointment and on-line internet chat opportunities with other persons with disabilities.
"Abilities", The Canadian Abilities Foundation
This quarterly magazine for people with disabilities contains informative and inspiring articles on health, travel, education, employment, technology, and recreation.
This website has expanded from focusing on the needs of women and girls with AD/HD to include information for parents, children, teens, young adults and even seniors. It profiles advice, articles and even an online bookstore for families and individuals affected by AD/HD.
ADDitude is both a print and online magazine that serves as a comprehensive resource for information on AD/HD. Written by experienced professionals, its goal is to provide clear, accurate, user-friendly information and advice for families and individuals affected by AD/HD.
An online catalogue of books, videos, and training programs on ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Asperger's, Autism, Tourette's and other learning disabilities.
"CAREERS and the DisABLED" Equal Opportunity Publications, Inc.
This American publication provides relevant career news to those with disabilities. Many of the articles and profiles are inspirational and relevant to the Canadian context.
Journal Of Learning Disabilities
This multidisciplinary publication is one of the oldest and most authoritative journals devoted to practice, research, and theory in the area of learning disabilities.
Annals of Dyslexia - An Interdisciplinary Journal of the International Dyslexia Association
This interdisciplinary peer reviewed publication is devoted to understanding, preventing, and remediating reading disabilities.
The ADHD e-Book
Also available in paperback form, this free online guide is an educational tool geared toward parents and teachers who have children affected by ADHD. The guide is reader-friendly and provides information on topics such as school, medication, cognitive therapy and additional resources.
- Accessibility Directory of Ontario
- American Psychological Society
- Attention Deficit Resource Network
- Canadian Professionals' Attention Deficit Disorder Centre, University of Saskatchewan
- Canadian Psychology Association
- CHADD (America) Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Disability WebLinks
- Dyslexia My Life
- Dyslexia, The Gift
- International Dyslexia Association
- LD OnLine
- Learning Disabilities Association of America
- MHS: Multi-Health Systems, Inc.
- Office of Special Education, University of Virginia
- Ontario Directory for Accessibility
- Persons with Disabilities Online
- Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI)