Bcak to Scool: The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) Asks Governments to Endorse New Policy Statement that was 3 Years in the Making

    Policy Affirms that all Canadians with Learning Disabilities have the
    Right to Access the most Effective Accommodations in all Subject Areas,
    in all Educational Settings, at all Levels of Education


    OTTAWA, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Students with learning disabilities, like
dyslexia, dysgraphia, or auditory processing disabilities are struggling with
anxiety and fear. Their "Bcak to Scool" experience is anything but exciting.
    In recognition of the daily struggle of over 3,000,000 Canadians who have
learning disabilities, the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada today
releases its new Policy Statement on Educational Accommodations for
Individuals with Learning Disabilities who continue to fall through the cracks
of Canada's educational system.
    The Policy Statement provides guidelines to Ministries of Education,
school districts, teachers, parents/guardians, and individuals with learning
disabilities to use for policy development, administration, selection, and
evaluation of accommodations for students with learning disabilities. LDAC is
requesting that Ministries of Education and post-secondary educational
institutions across Canada endorse and implement this new Policy.
    "The endorsement of the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada's
Educational Accommodations Policy would mean that 1 in 10 Canadians who have
learning disabilities are guaranteed full access to appropriate
accommodations," said Lynn Green, Vice-Chair of LDAC. "This consistent and
equitable approach is in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms and the Human Rights legislation of the provinces and territories."

    About the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada

    The Learning Disabilities Association of Canada formulates public policy
statements on critical issues in the field of learning disabilities. It works
with policymakers and other national organizations to ensure that the specific
needs of people with learning disabilities are fully considered in the
development of federal and provincial policies.

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For further information: Suki Lee, (613) 797-9257,

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