Welcome!

WelcomeFirst, I want to thank you for taking a look at the Learning Disabilities Association of Windsor – Essex County’s blog!

We have been around in Windsor since 1993, and we were able to open our office space and hire staff in 2001.  Our growth over the last 12 years has been indescribable.   Since the opening of the office, we’ve been able to increase:

  • the number of staff members – from 2 to 30
  • the number of programs – from 1 to 17
  • our annual revenue – from $68,000 to $363,000
  • the number of annual contacts – from 438 to 4011.

Now, instead of just offering child services and programs, we offer services and programs for children, youth, and adults.  We’ve been able to bring some well known experts to Windsor to speak about learning disabilities and ADHD, such as Rick Lavoie, Dr. Umesh Jain, and Dr. Russell Barkley and celebrities such as Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz”), Marlee Matlin, Rick Green, Lesley Andrew, and James Redford.

However, even in the face of all of this success… we still receive one or two calls every month that start off with the words, “I never knew you existed.”  These individuals are often upset and angry and want to know why their school, therapist, caseworker, family, friends, etc… never told them about us before.  Unfortunately, this is a question we cannot answer for them.

We’ve been making a concerted effort the last couple of years to reach out to more people by hosting high profile events, being interviewed on the radio, distributing information to all of our local schools and agencies, and through our website and the use of social media through FacebookTwitter, and recently Pinterest.  We’re now adding this blog to the mix.  Over the past 20 years, we have been blessed with amazing staff members and volunteers; and this blog will be no exception.  Our contributors are experts in their fields, and we can’t wait to see their posts.  Our contributors include:

  • Educators
  • Assistive Technologists
  • Learning Strategists (post-secondary students)
  • Job Developers/Coaches
  • Behavioural Pediatrician
  • LD/ADHD Advocates
  • Parents of Children with LD/ADHD
  • Adults with LD/ADHD

We will be posting blogs every Tuesday and Friday morning.  We hope that you’ll read our blog posts and comment often.  Please don’t forget to share them with anyone you believe may benefit… you may just open a door for someone that never knew that help was out there.

Once again, welcome to our new home!

2 thoughts on “Welcome!

  1. Great to see your organization sharing info about learning disabilities with the community. Looking forward to learning more.

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