Current Workshop Schedule

Below is the schedule for our Spring 2014 Workshops. These workshops are designed for parents, family members, caregivers, community members and any other adults interested in supporting children and youth who have Learning Disabilities.

  • To register, please call Integra at 416-486-8055 or click here to register online by Survey Monkey or click here to register via email. Registration is essential as space is limited.
  • The cost for each workshop is $15. Payment by cash or cheque at the door.
  • All workshops will take place on Thursday evenings at the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre (200 Eglinton Avenue West)
  • All workshops will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes
Thursday April 24, 2014

This is an experiential workshop that is designed to give participants an understanding of what it may feel like to have a Learning Disability (LD) through engaging in a series of activities. Through these exercises, participants will gain knowledge about current thinking in the field of LDs and a practical understanding of how they may affect mental health and everyday life at home and at school.

Understanding Anxiety & Learning Disabilities
Thursday May 1, 2014

In this introductory workshop, participants will gain an understanding of anxiety, when to be concerned, approaches to treatment, and the relationship between anxiety and Learning Disabilities (LDs).

An Introduction to Executive Functioning & Learning Disabilities
Thursday May 8, 2014

This presentation provides participants with an understanding of the nature of executive functioning (higher order thinking skills including organization and problem solving) and difficulties children with learning disabilities may have in regulating themselves. Suggestions on how to support kids with executive function difficulties will be introduced.

Tips for Supporting Kids with Executive Functioning & LDs: Advanced
Thursday May 22, 2014

This presentation will build on the information covered in the Introduction to Executive Functioning & Learning Disabilities workshop by exploring tips to help support kids with executive functioning difficulties at home or school. It is strongly recommended that participants have attended the Introduction to Executive Functioning & Learning Disabilities workshop prior to attending this one.

Managing Change & Times of Transition with Children/Youth with LD
Thursday, June 5, 2014

This workshop looks at possible stressors related to change and transitions for kids with LDs. As the school year comes to a close and plans for summer and upcoming changes in classrooms, teachers or schools in the fall are made, we will explore different strategies to help ease tensions and prepare individuals and systems to respond and to accommodate to change for successful outcomes.

Walk a Mile in My Shoes for Siblings (for children & youth ages 10 18 years)
Please call for date and venue information

This is an adaptation of Walk a Mile in My Shoes, the experiential workshop on LDs designed to increase knowledge and understanding about how it may feel to have LDs. This version is designed for siblings of children with LDs, or other children and youth who could benefit from understanding more about LDs. Participants should come with an adult.