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Why are more adults in Calgary being diagnosed with ADHD? Journalist Jody Robbins explored this question in a recent Calgary Herald wellness article featuring our Network manager and resource navigator, Carola Tiltmann.

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News For Everyone

Our First Network Event: LD? ADHD? Find Your Path

Find Your Path...A Lot Did!

It was a success! With the energetic help of spoken work artist and performer, Wakefield Brewster, the documentary "The Disruptors, our expert panel and Network partner table hosts, many of our guests found inspiration, information and guidance.

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November is Financial Literacy Month

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.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 - 6:30 MST

Register for Tax Credit Webinar

Managing Your Finances

Sometimes it might feel like you and your money are living two different lives. You do your thing and your money does its own. You don't seem know where it went, it's not there when you need it and you feel guilty about not doing a better job of handling it.

Get you and your money back on track. Below are three agencies that provide FREE guidance, workshops and webinars to anyone who wants better money skills. Click on the logos, agency name or the buttons for specific resources.

Momentum programs:

  • Manage and Save Your Money
  • Start a Business
  • Get a Job
Events Calendar

Money Mentors services:

  • Debt Consolidation Program including government debt
  • Credit Counselling
  • Money Management
Course Calendar

Money Matters programs:

  • Money Matters
  • Money Matters for Indigenous Peoples 
  • Money Matters for People with Diverse Abilities
Smart Shopping Webinar

Our Website is Getting a Makeover

Don't be surprised later this month when we unveil our new look. 

We are reworking our website to make it easier to navigate and find the resources you need more quickly.

News For Parents

ADHD & the Social Executive Functions that Elude Our Kids

Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with making and keeping friends because of deficits in social executive function skills. 

Learn how these skills work and practical strategies to help your child strengthen their friendships.

Nov 3, 6:30 - 8:30 MST

$10, online

Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW aka 'The ADHD Dude'

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Mind Wandering Study Participants Needed

Researchers at the University of Calgary "are examining the common experience of mind-wandering and executive function in children aged 8-12 with ADHD. Mind wandering involves thinking of something else when you should be focused on a task. Exploring this relationship may improve our understanding of the underlying impairments in ADHD patients and guide the creation of novel interventions."

If you are interested in having your child participate in this study, click on the button below.

Register for the Study

News For Adults

Assistive Technology

"For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible."

Tech tools are not just for students in the classroom.  Adults can benefit from them too, especially in the workplace.  Check out some of the most common ones here on our website. 

News For Educators & Professionals

Recent Research

I Just Have to Try Harder: Examining the Mindsets of Students with LD

Growth and fixed mindset messaging has been gaining popularity for years now especially with teachers looking for additional ways to help their students grow and engage. In this pilot study (and relatively short read!), University of Alberta researchers examine the mindsets of students with learning disabilities (LD) to determine the effectiveness of this messaging.

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Nunn Talks Podcast

Austin Nunn, Assistant Superintendant of Students Services at the Westwinds School Division, chats with Tanya Keto, B.Ed, M.Ed. R.Psych, about executive functions in the classroom.

"Never underestimate the impact you can have on a child's life simply by slowing down and meeting them where they're at," Tanya Keto.

News For Employers

Is Your Workplace Supporting Neurodiverse Employees?

This Canadian Business article makes the case for expanding your Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policies to also include employees with neurodiversities. 

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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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