"This site has been developed by young people just like you with learning disabilities. This is our site - a place for us and our friends.
High school to post-secondary and beyond is complicated. This website will provide you with information and answers on how to get there and what supports you'll need during your journey, so you can be successful. The results can be extraordinary.
From here, you can click to specific areas that interest you, use the keyword search or just browse as much as you like. Click on the titles on the upper left of the screen to enter our three core areas Getting Ready, Being Here and Moving On.
Check out our Video Room for lots of interesting videos. Make sure you bookmark our New Additions area, so that you're up to date on new stuff.
Stumped? Then try our Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) index. If you can't find the answer to your question, then try our Ask A Question feature or just call the number on the left of the screen.
Visit the Market Place to find out about the latest adaptive technologies, books or videos that may help you on your journey.
Looking for a job? Visit our Job Centre for those all important job postings or the Employer and Workplace Section to learn more about best practices on hiring and keeping LD employees.
It's time for you to get browsing. I'll see you around."
Try to schedule interviews and on-site visits to get a feel for different kinds of workplace environments.
Request and review job descriptions before applying for positions.
Know your strengths and challenges and how these match up with different kinds of job positions.
Apply for job positions for which you have the knowledge, skills and abilities.
When you interview for a job, present yourself as a capable individual who can competently perform the job.
You can disclose your learning disability after the job has been offered. Make sure to disclose in person, not over the telephone. It's a good idea to share this information with your supervisor or with someone else present, possibly a staff person from the personnel or human resources department.
When you disclose that you have a learning disability, be sure to describe the necessary accommodations for you to perform your job, as well as the strategies you've developed that help you do your job well.
Request that your supervisor give you a list of job performance expectations in writing.
Ask for a schedule of when your performance evaluations will take place. Be sure to find out what the performance evaluation will entail and how your work will be evaluated.
Know when and how to request workplace accommodations.
If workplace accommodations are provided, be sure that you and your supervisor review how well the accommodations are working and agree to make adjustments if necessary.
Never use your learning disability as an excuse for not doing your best.