Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough

Site: Peterborough

Service: Administration

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Record #: SHA0619 Last Modified: 30 Mar 2015 Last Full Update: 30 Mar 2015
Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone705-748-9455
Toll Free Phone1-866-503-3303
Fax705-748-9455 available Mon-Thu, 9am-4 pm except 12 noon-1 pm
Site LocationAbove The Wolf radio station
Located In CommunityPeterborough
Address & Map
159 King St, Unit 204
Peterborough, ON K9J 2R8
IntersectionKing St - George St
Contact Information
Volunteer CoordinatorKristi Mckay, Volunteer Coordinator/Tutoring Services Coordinator; Phone: ext 204
Primary ExecutiveShari Davis, Executive Director; Phone: ext 201
Mailing AddressK9J 2R8
Description & Services
Description (Service)* Delivers programs and services that enable persons with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to reach their potential.  
* Offers a lending library of resources, books and DVDs.  
* Offers education seminars and workshops, advocacy and self-advocacy training-group sessions, and Parenting Your Learning Disabled Child (a 5 week parenting program). 
* The Technology for Learning Development Program is a one-to-one tutoring program utilizing Assistive Technology for students JK-Grade 8. Individualized to student's needs with a focus on literacy or numeracy, technology training, study skills and learning strategies. 
* Next Step: High School Program assists students in Grades 7-8 to develop and improve learning strategies and skills to support academic achievement in preparation for high school. 
* SoAR (Some Assembly Required) is a transition program for students in grades 7-9 to encourage self-awareness, how to express ideas and follow directions, and become a self-advocate in decision making and the learning process.  
* The Stay in School High School Program is a one-to-one program for students struggling with academic, personal, and/or social challenges. Students receive support and work towards academic credit achievement, with an emphasis on study skills, organization, time management and self-advocacy skills. 
* Exam Prep Program matches students with an experienced tutor to support the development of study skills and learning strategies needed for exam preparation. 
* Job-Fit is a comprehensive employment preparedness program designed to meet the specific needs and challenges of individuals diagnosed or suspected of living with learning disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder who are 18 years of age or older, and currently unemployed. 
HoursMon-Thu 9 am-12 noon, 1 pm-4 pm * Friday appointments can be arranged
DatesAll Year
Areas ServedPeterborough (County of)
ApplicationSelf-referrals accepted.
FeesMembership ; Service - library fee for borrowing books; reasonable fees for some tutoring programs
Other Details
Legal Status(51) Registered Charity ; (80) United Way
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesAttention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ; Family Literacy Programs ; Learning Disabilities
Print MaterialQuarterly newsletter; agency & program brochures