The Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region provides resources and support for individuals affected by learning disabilities.



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LD@School – For Educators

LD@School offers resources and professional development for educators to help ensure the success of all students with learning disabilities in classrooms across Ontario. To access their website, please click here.

LD@Home – For Parents

LD@Home is designed to support parents, students, and families who are living with Learning Disabilities. To access their website, please click here.

ADHD Parent Support Group – HOPE

H.O.P.E. has been serving Niagara Families for over 30 years! H.O.P.E. is a parent/ professional-led support group for parents and caregivers of children and teens with ADHD. At H.O.P.E. meetings, you can receive education, share concerns and suggestions, and learn advocacy skills, in a nonjudgmental setting with others who are living daily with similar ADHD challenges.

H.O.P.E. is presently connected with Pathstone Mental Health x (905) 688-6850. 

Meetings are FREE. No registration required. Open to all parents and caregivers, relatives, and friends of a child or teen with ADHD. 

Guest speakers are arranged for some meetings. 

H.O.P.E. meetings are scheduled on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 pm. 

The first part of H.O.P.E. meetings center around a scheduled topic, followed by time to discuss any other ADHD issues that caregivers request. 

If you are interested in receiving more information and being added to H.O.P.E.’s confidential email list, please email: adhd.hope.niagara@gmail.com

This project is supported by: 

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For Teens/Adults with LDs

Deegs Place

Niagara Regional Literacy Council

Managing Learning Disabilities as a Teen and Young Adult

Post-Secondary Supports

General Post-Secondary Transition Planning Supports

Link: Ontario Post-Secondary Transition Resource Guide

It can be an overwhelming task researching all the colleges and universities that you’re interested in, but they’ve started the process for you! Here you will find lists of support services, campus accessibility, contact lists and more for every publicly funded post-secondary institution in Ontario.

Brock University

Helpful Links:

Summer Transition Programs

  1. SMART Start Orientation

    Smart Start is Brock’s academic orientation program for all incoming first-year students. Smart Start students can meet with Student Accessibility Services by indicating that they have a disability and selecting the appropriate disability type on the registration form.

    SAS offers the opportunity to meet with staff to discuss services, and review accessibility and technology needs.
  2. Strategies Conference

    Strategies is a 2-day, workshop-based transition program designed specifically for students with a learning disability.

    Conference includes: overnight stay in residence, self-advocacy discussions, academic and time management strategies, introduction to assistive technology and how to use it, and an introduction to university teaching and learning elements.
  3. Mindful Transitions

    Mindful Transitions is a workshop-based program designed specifically for students with a disability to provide an introduction to university life.

    1 day program includes: tips for academic success, coping with stress and anxiety in the university environment, personalized campus tours; and an overview of Brock’s online student systems.

    2-day program includes: overnight stay in residence, self advocacy discussions, academic and time management strategies, an introduction to university teaching and learning elements, personalized campus tours, and coping with stress.

Other Programs

  • FITA – Personal Counselling Support

    From Intention to Action (FITA) is a counselling program run by Brock University, Student Wellness and Accessibility Centre. FITA, developed out of Carleton University, is a structured intervention that is geared towards assisting overwhelmed students cope with stress, study effectively, and maintain a healthy life balance. Within the program, students participate in a psychological assessment which evaluates their personal adjustment, personality, study habits and academic achievement. The assessment also screens for mental health concerns. Students are provided with a feedback session to review the results of the assessment and to develop a recommended plan of action. Subsequently, 12 weekly one-on-one, 1-hour meetings with a counsellor commence.

    FITA Counsellors can assist with: mental health concerns, learning strategies, time management, stress management, coping skills, educational planning, decreasing test anxiety and goal setting.

    FITA Application Form

Niagara College

Helpful Links:

Roy Cooper Memorial Scholarship

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario offers a $1,000 scholarship award in memory of Roy V. Cooper, who volunteered for over 30 years as a board member of his local chapter in Ottawa, as a board member of LDAO and LDAC, and as a mentor to individuals with LD and/or their families in the areas of self-advocacy and assistive technology. 

Service Providers

The LDANR provides this list to community members to help them reach local private tutors/coaches, but does not take any responsibility for the private tutor/coach. Many individuals contact LDANR and ask to let families know that they are a private tutor/coach in the area. Once we send this list you may contact the private tutors/coaches and make arrangements with them for tutoring/coaching. This is separate from LDANR programming and services.

Please contact the LDANR office at (905) 641-1021 or info@LDANiagara.org for a list of registered psychologists or private tutors in Niagara.

Are you a private tutor, coach, learning strategist, etc. who would like to advertise on our site? If so, contact info@Ldaniagara.org to find out how!

ADHD Coach 

Tammy James, ADHD Coach and Psychoeducational Consultant, works with college and university students with ADHD and/or learning challenges to become more organized, focused and independent as they transition both into and out of post secondary education. Tammy has been employed within the post-secondary disabilities sector for over a decade and has worked extensively with young adults with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD as both a Learning Disabilities Specialist and Disability Counsellor/Educator.

Click here to learn more about Tammy’s qualifications and experience with both ADHD and Learning Disabilities!

If interested in Tammy’s coaching services, you can contact her at coachme@positivelyadhd.ca or visit her website.

Learning Strategist

Lianne Fisher, BA (Hons.), MA, (PhD Candidate in Educational Studies)

Lianne has several years of experience working as a Learning Strategist with students in colleges and universities.  She also works with younger students and adults too. She can help with strategies for reading, studying, and planning.  Plus, if you need help learning how to use assistive technology and/or need strategies on how to incorporate technology into your daily life — she can help.

Please do not hesitate to contact her at  fisherlianne@gmail.com if you want to chat about what you need and the ways she can support you.  

Our Mission

Our purpose is to provide resources and support to individuals who are affected by learning disabilities within the Niagara Region. We provide leadership in learning disabilities awareness, advocacy, research, education and services.

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Get In Touch

Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region
The Branscombe Centre
1338 Fourth Avenue
Unit S215
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
L2S 0G1

Phone: (905) 641-1021
Fax: (905) 641-2336