Who Are We?
The Learning Disabilities Association of Kitchener -
Waterloo was founded in 1966 as a registered charitable organization.
Affiliated with the provincial and national organizations, locally we work
toward meeting the educational, social, emotional, and employment needs of
persons (children, adolescents and adults) with learning disabilities.
What is the mission of the LDA of K-W
Our Mission is to provide leadership in learning disabilities, advocacy, research, education and services and to advance the full participation of children, youth and adults with learning disabilities in today’s society.
What does LDA of K-W do?
We assists people with learning disabilities and their families in meeting
their expressed needs by:
- providing support, guidance and up-to-date resource information
- providing the opportunity for the sharing of information and common
- providing direct programs and services in identified areas of need for persons of all ages with learning disabilities
- encouraging research in the field of learning disabilities
- supporting and generating legislative initiatives.
We further the educational, social, recreational, legal, medical,
vocational and employment opportunities for people with learning
disabilities in the Waterloo Region.
We acquaint professionals working in the above listed fields -- education,
recreation, legislation and justice, health, vocational training and
employment - with the current literature and research in the field of
We create public awareness of learning disabilities by informing the public
of the issues and challenges faced by people with learning disabilities.
In addition, we maintain a Resource Centre containing books,
literature and videos related to learning disabilities.