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Empowering Inclusion: LDAC’s Annual Conference 2023 - Shaping Legal Accommodations for Learning Disabilities

Calling all Lawyers, Education Experts, Individuals with Learning Disabilities, and Concerned Parents

How do you stay informed about the ever changing landscape of inclusion and accommodations for those with learning disabilities? How can you gain invaluable insights and equip yourself with the latest information to empower individuals with learning disabilities?

Prepare to embark on an informative journey that will increase your understanding of legal accommodations and harness the power of collaboration to drive positive change nationwide.

Gain invaluable insights, forge meaningful connections, and equip yourself with the latest tools and strategies to empower individuals with learning disabilities? Join us at the highly anticipated Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) Annual Conference on October 19, 2023!

LDAC, renowned for its unwavering commitment to advocating for the rights and inclusivity of individuals with learning disabilities, is proud to invite you to this exceptional event. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey that will revolutionize your understanding of legal accommodations and harness the power of collaboration to drive positive change nationwide.

Reasons why you should attend this unparalleled gathering of legal minds, educational experts, and individuals with learning disabilities?

The LDAC Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive, cross Canada perspective on the evolution of legal accommodations and diverse approaches for those with learning disabilities.

With a rich lineup of workshops and seminars led by renowned experts this conference offers a plethora of practical tools and strategies to enhance your advocacy efforts, whether you’re a legal professional, educator or a parent eager to support your child.

Registrants at the conference will be issued professional development certificates for their attendance – a great way to keep up with your PD requirements!

Experience the thought-provoking wisdom of esteemed keynote speakers who are driving change on a national and international level. They will share their expertise, personal experiences, and success stories, and will reaffirm the significance of your role in advancing legal accommodations.

Learn more from a range of sponsors offering cutting-edge products, assistive technologies, and educational resources dedicated to empowering individuals with learning disabilities.

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LDAC’s 2023 Conference Agenda (EST)

Start Time End Time

Session Title & Description

11:00 11:15

Welcome and Introduction by Roger Casgrain

11:15 12:00

Keynote: Dr. Laverne Jacobs: Learning Disabilities (LD) and the UN, an International Human Right

12:00 12:15

Health Break

12:15 13:00

LD Law in Canada: Are accommodations in Canada for those with LD still a human right?

Presented by:
Sacha Paul and Sharyne Hamm, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP

13:00 13:45

LD Recommendations on the Right to Read Inquiry: Insights from Jamie Metsala

Presented by:
Jamie Metsala

13:45 14:00


 14:00 14:45

Legal Perspectives on LD from the Ontario Human Rights Commission

Presented by:
Nika Faramhani

14:45 15:30

 Recent Education HR Cases You Should Know

Presented by:
Kelly Lamrock

15:30 16:15

Panel Discussion – A View on Access to LD Legal Accommodations and Services Across Canada

Presented by:
Jody Carr
Kelly Lamrock
John McNamara

16:15 16:25

Wrap-up by Mark Buzan and Roger Casgrain

Experience an extraordinary journey of insights, knowledge, and meaningful discussions at the LDAC Annual Conference 2023. This thoughtfully curated event promises an immersive experience, providing you with expert insights, practical knowledge, and invaluable opportunities to connect with esteemed professionals in the field. Join legal experts, educational experts, and distinguished advocates who are shaping a brighter future for individuals with learning disabilities.

Join us and be part of the change.

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