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817 Division Street

Kingston, ON K7K 4C2

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Learning Disabilities Association of Kingston with support of the Parent Involvement Committee of the Limestone District School Board is inviting you to participate in Speak Up for Ability Parents Forum that will be held on April 29, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 817 Division Street (Children and Family Services of KFLA building). Join us and get inspired by Shakira Rouse, Founder and Creator of Special Compass, Educator and Learning Disabilities Advocate, who will share her story of navigating the educational system with learning disabilities. This forum will be an opportunity to actively participate in discussions and panels with other parents, educators, administrators and service providers, and to network, collaborate, and advocate for equal rights and success of all students, including students with learning and attention issues.

Registration is required for this free event supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Free parking and lunch are provided. Looking forward to seeing you on April 29!

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8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:45 Raise Your Voice, Keynote, Shakira Rouse, Founder and Creator of Special Compass

9:45 – 10:15 A Day in the Life, Performed by drama students of Bayridge Secondary School

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 12:00 Navigating the System: From Individual Education Plans to Transitions, Parallel sessions

Elementary school session with Sally Grossutti, Learning Disabilities Support/Resource Teacher at Odessa Public School, and Matt Babcock, Grade 4-5 and Student Support Teacher at Centreville Public School

High school session with Shauna Dick, LDAK Board Member and Accessibility Advisor at St. Lawrence College, and Mathew Meyer, Learning Program Support Teacher at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Community Fair

13:00 – 14:30 Our Experiences: Advocacy in Action,

Facilitated panel discussion on challenges and best practices Sam Laing, student, Dayna Larson, student, Shannon Brooks, parent, Alison McDonnell, Supervising Principal, Learning for All Limestone District School Board, Sally Grossutti, Learning Disabilities Support/Resource Teacher at Odessa Public School

14:30 – 15:00 Closing Remarks

Informal Networking

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