Learning Disabilities Association of York Region

Learning Disabilities Association of York Region

COVID19 -- Some programs run online, see website for details

Programs for children, youth, and adults with learning disabilities (LDs) and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) including parent and adult support groups, tutoring services, advocacy and information and referral


Volunteer tutors from different diverse and educational backgrounds work one-on-one with children in grades 4-8 on:
  • supporting students with homework help
  • recognizing comfortable learning styles, learning strengths, and study habits which assist children in better learning
  • assisting children with numeracy and literacy skills which need further development
Girls Connect
  • designed for girls ages 7-18 with a primary diagnosis of LDs and/or ADHD
  • participants divided into age appropriate groups addressing the unique needs of girls with LDs and ADHD.
SOAR Transitions Elementary
  • for students in grades 7-8 diagnosed with LD and/or ADHD
  • assists in developing life skills to succeed academically and vocationally
SOAR Transitions Secondary -- supports students in secondary schools diagnosed with learning disability or ADHD gain practical coping and advocacy skills in one to one and group sessions

Strategies for Life
  • one-on one program that focuses on the socio-emotional effects of LDs and Attention Deficit Disorder
  • identifies unique challenges the participant may face and assists youth in developing resiliency.
Summer Camp
  • day camp for children with a primary diagnosis of Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD
  • safe, encouraging and positive environment for learning social skills
  • activities include outdoor swimming, nature walks, and arts and crafts
Job Fit Program
  • helps adults and/or youth with LD's and/or ADHD explore interests, strengths, and areas of need in order to pursue employment
  • covers how to ask for accommodations in the workplace
  • ensures clients have a full understanding of their LD's and develops client's confidence to join the workforce
Parent Support Group
  • virtual support group to help guide caregivers through different stages of accepting and managing their child's Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD
  • monthly opportunity to meet and share common experiences, handle emotions, strategize for strengths and challenges in a positive way
Adult Support Group
  • opportunity to network with individuals with LD's and/or ADHD, gain social support, problem solve and share successes.
  • learn different strategies to deal with and manage LDs and/or ADHD.
Individuals with learning disabilities and their families, teachers
Application Process
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Web Site
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Mailing Address
9040 Leslie St
Ste 208
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3L8
Helga Sirola, Executive Director
Email: helga.sirola@ldayr.org
Phone: ext 001
Service ; service fees for some programs and services; some programs and services are provided free of charge
Documents Required
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Partially Accessible - Call ahead for assistance; access through building garage to be arranged
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Last Updated On
November 18, 2022
9040 Leslie St, Ste 208
Richmond Hill, ON, L4B 3L8
Cross street: Leslie St and Hwy 7; Summer camp at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 484 Water Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 1M5
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Hours of Operation
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

COVID19 -- Call for appointment at Office Resource Centre - no drop ins
Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm Sept-June; Mon-Thu 9 am-4 pm July-Aug; Adult support group Wed 7 pm-9 pm, Sept-June; Parent support group 2nd Tue 9:30 am-12 noon, Sept-June
Open year round, closed statutory holidays
Service Area(s)
York Region