Group Name: Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario (LDAO) -Friendship Club – Social Skills

Description: The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities. Their mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.

For many children with a Learning Disability and Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, interacting and socializing with peers can present an ongoing struggle. In general, the ability to understand social interactions, read facial expressions, perceive and express emotions, and interpret language’s more subtle meanings is acquired intuitively at an early age. Those with learning disabilities, however, sometimes need help in both developing and understanding these social skills. As they learn, they also need a safe and supportive place where they can practice these skills.

Where: 121 Willowdale Avenue, Suite 100 | Toronto, ON M2N 6A3

When: Contact LDATD to let us know you are interested in the program. Leave your name, phone number, and name and age of your child. You will be contacted to arrange an intake. Attend the intake with your child. This is our chance to get to know your child and your opportunity to ask questions and gather information. Based on this intake, we will decide whether or not this is the program for your child and, if so, which group would best suit him or her. Fees are tax-deductible as a medical expense. To qualify for this deduction, a letter is required from your doctor recommending this program.

Contact: 416-229-1680 | www.ldatd.on.ca

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