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What's new?

The Latest News section is now live on our homepage! It will feature news that comes out after the monthly newsletter pops up in your mailbox. New program flyers, same-month workshops and anything else that is time-sensitive and can't wait for next month's newsletter. Check the homepage weekly for updates.

It also links to a News page under the Resources tab where you can view previous newsletters and flyers.

News For Everyone

Applying for the Disability Tax Credit

Join Stefanie Ricchio, CPA, CGA as she explains how to apply for the Disability Tax Credit and how it gets processed. Learning Disabilities and ADHD are considered eligible disabilities.

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023
  • 5:00 - 6:00 pm MST
Register for Tax Webinar

What is Neurodiversity, Really?

Neurodiversity is more than just autism. It's more than just a collection of challenges.

Read this candid exploration of what neurodiversity is and what it can and should mean.

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News For Parents

REFOCUS: Reinforcing Executive Functioning with Optimism, Compassion, Understanding, and Support

In this 10-week interactive online course, parents and caregivers will learn about executive function, how executive function affects children and teens, and, they will learn tools and strategies to help their children increase these skills.

  • Fridays, March 10 - May 26
  • 11 am - 12:30 pm MST
  • Facilitated by: Tanya Keto, RPsych
  • Offered by CADDAC
REFOCUS registration

CanLearn Friends &

Teen Talk 1:1

The Friends and Teen Talk programs are for kids 9 - 14 years of age experiencing trouble building healthy peer relationships and understanding and dealing with emotions.

This is a FREE program for Calgary residents!

Register here

Calgary pediatric sleep consultant, Jane Anderson of Counting Sheep, has some important tips on how to shift your child's sleep pattern in preparation for Daylight Savings Time on March 12, when we all lose 1 hour of sleep!

Unfortunately, for children with LD or ADHD, losing an hour of sleep will have far greater impacts than when other children have to do without (and it's not great for adults, either). Sound sleep helps to regulate emotions, consolidate learning and mentally prepare us for the next day's challenges. But for children with disabilities, they are often already at their limit for daily challenges, so proper sleep is critical.

This post was written more with babies in mind, but the tips apply equally as well to children.

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News For Adults

Join CADDAC’s Adult ADHD Support Groups or our Parent Support Group, lead by CADDAC-trained facilitators, who are all adults with ADHD or parents and caregivers of children with ADHD.

Sessions will allow you to share your story or strategies with others who understand what it means to be an adult with ADHD, or what it means to be a parent or caregiver of a child (or children!) with ADHD.

Register Here

News For Educators & Professionals

CanLearn Friends at School

The CanLearn Friends program is now back in schools! The Friends and Teen Talk program is FREE for students in grades 4 -6 (Friends) and 7-8 (Teen Talk), focusing on developing positive relationships and coping skills.

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Our Network booth was very busy at the Calgary Teachers' Convention. We connected with nearly 300 educators which speaks to a real desire for more education around Learning Disabilities and ADHD in the classroom.

Happily, there is professional development readily available both in the form of workshops or online courses for any educator looking to build their capacity.

  • Foothills Community Services offers online courses on LD and ADHD, or PD workshops for staff groups including teachers, EAs, day care staff, after-school, coaching, recreation or camp programs.

  • More online course offerings from other organizations are available on our website under the Educators menu.

A FREE Day of Learning All About Reading Comprehension

"We look forward to our 11th annual Research to Practice Symposium which will examine the complexity of reading comprehension and provide educators insights for classroom practice."

  • Monday, March 13, 2023
  • 8:30 am - 3:30 pm EST (6:30 am - 1:30 pm MST)
Register Here

Universal Design for Learning 2-day workshop

This introductory, two-day course, which is limited to 30 participants, is designed to teach educators about the core concepts and foundations of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and how to support flexible, inclusive instruction.

  • March 23 & 24, 11 am - 5 pm EST (9 am - 3 pm MST)
  • Offered by CAST, the developers of Universal Design for Learning
Register here

News For Employers

How an executive accepted her differences and increased her belonging

"As I rose in my HR career, I was encouraged to cloak my dyslexia to improve my promotion chances. Having to hide how I work and process information was stressful, required a lot of mental energy to fit in...I couldn’t be myself. And I certainly didn’t feel like I belonged. Belonging is a key to mental health. When people can’t be themselves, they waste time, energy, and effort trying to blend in." Find out what changed!

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How accessible is your website?

Did you know that there are industry standards for website accessibility?

A properly accessible website will provide:

  • a better user experiences by reducing barriers on your website 
  • a more positive brand sentiment and referrals
  • an increase in website performance and SEO impact

ReciteMe, the company that provides our excellent website accessibility tool and was founded by a dyslexic, has developed a comprehensive Scanner Tool to evaluate your website for compliance, detail the fixes and supply the code to upgrade your site.

Book A Demo

The Learning Disabilities & ADHD Network is a collaborative initiative of a broad group of organizations, which is operated through Foothills Academy and supported by an Anonymous Donor at the Calgary Foundation.

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