Organizations and Associations
- Canadian Association
for Community Living (CACL) - The Canadian Association
for Community Living is a Canada-wide association of family members and others
working for the benefit of persons of all ages who have an intellectual
The Society for the Advancement of Excellence in
Education (SAEE) - provides non-partisan education
research and information to policy-makers, education partners and the public.
Our mission is to develop new Canadian knowledge on school improvement and
foster the understanding of its uses. We support public schools and those who
work with them to improve outcomes for all students.
- LDAC -
LDAC provides understanding and support to people with
learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals.
Working with their network of provincial/territorial and local partners, they
provide cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical
solutions, and tools you can use
- LDAO -
(LDAO) The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a
charitable non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of
children, youth and adults with learning disabilities that offers many
resources, services, information, venues and products designed to help people
with LDs and ADHD, as well as parents, teachers, and other professionals.
- The Ontario Association of Education Advocates (OAEA) is a
not-for-profit organization with voluntary membership. The OAEA believes
that the key to effective educational programs for students requires
collaboration- as equals - by parents and educators. The OAEA's mission
is to act as a united voice to promote and strengthen the professionalism of
Education Advocates, thereby advancing the quality of representation for
students and parents. If you are searching for an Educational Advocate
in your area or with a specific area of expertise you can find one on their
Dufferin County Resources
Parents of Exceptional Children (PEC) -
The Parents of Exceptional Children
(PEC) Support Network is devoted to supporting and informing the
parents and caregivers of exceptional children. It is our goal to provide
support, education and resources to better help families understand and
successfully maneuver through the educational system.
Christina Walsh, Educational Advocate
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