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Bridges to the Future: Transitioning with Learning and Attention Issues

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817 Division Street

Kingston, ON K7K 4C2

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Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston (LDAK) is inviting you to participate in the workshop “Bridges to the Future” on transitioning with learning and attention issues. The workshop will be held on October 21, 2017 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 817 Division Street (Family and Children Services of FLA building).

Join us in this annual LDAK fundraising event and learn from our local experts, Carolyn Wiens, David Rynard, Gail Eaton-Smith and Shauna Dick, on how to support your child with learning and attention issues through the transitions from primary to secondary schools, and from secondary to postsecondary education. This workshop will be an opportunity to actively participate in discussions with experts and other parents and build your local support network.

Participation fee for LDAK members is $25, non-members $35, and students and seniors $15. Onsite registration is available, cash or cheque. Proceeds from this event will be used to support LDAK workshop and outreach events.

Free parking is available on site.

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8:30 Registration

9:00 - 10:30 Transitions from the LD Perspective, Carolyn Wiens and David Rynard

10:30 – 11:00 Nutrition Break

11:00 – 12:30 Transitions Toolkit: Break-Out Sessions

Primary to secondary school, Gail Eaton-Smith

Secondary to postsecondary education, Shauna Dick

Looking forward to seeing you on October 21, 2017.

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Shauna Dick works as an Accessibility Advisor at St. Lawrence College (Kingston). She is an educator with a specialization in working with students with learning disabilities (LDs). She supports students by running transition programs and creating individual accommodation plans. Shauna sees herself as an advocate who helps empower students to succeed in college and beyond.

Gail Eaton-Smith has formal training in Education, specifically adaptive instruction and special education, with a focus on students with learning disabilities and attention disorders. As a teacher, she loved to teach the subject everyone loved to hate – English! In her former life, she served in the trenches of Public High School and Junior High School classrooms, matched wits with all-knowing College students, and ran interference between the school system and LD/ADD children and their families. As a Student Advisor and Learning Strategies at Queen’s University, she learned first-hand about the strength and resiliency of students with disabilities. Such has been the evolution of her present life as Coordinator of the Start-UP Transition Program at Queen’s, the path to which has shown her clearly, that God created young people to keep the rest of us humble!

Carolyn Wiens has a master’s degree that focused on assessment skills from the University of Waterloo and a Doctorate from Queen’s faculty of Education. Over the past twenty years she has worked with preschoolers and physically challenged children in the medical system, worked with school-aged children and adolescents for a school board in Manitoba, and provided assessments for young and older adults in the post-secondary system. Carolyn has also provided assessments for children with complex behavioural issues in a residential facility. In her younger years she was a classroom teacher overseas and more recently she homeschooled her own two daughters for a year-and-a-half. Currently, she provides psycho-educational assessments in private practice.

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