Partnering with Schools for Student Success

Starting at: $200.00

Partnering with Schools for Student Success: Effective Parent Advocacy

A new session will start on January 25, 2021

For questions or to be put on the waiting list for a future session please contact Diane Wagner:

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, in partnership with the Integra Program of the Child Development Institute, is presenting an online workshop for parents and those who are helping parents navigate the school system. The course is called Partnering with Schools for Student Success, and promotes a collaborative approach to advocacy, based on knowledge and understanding on both sides.

The seven units explore perspectives of parents and schools, promote an understanding of the needs of students and of special education and behaviour management processes in schools, and teach strategies for successful negotiation. Scenarios will be used to help illustrate the ideas presented.

The online course is offered in two options:

  • Professionals, and others who are working with parents, will do assignments at the end of each unit, and submit a final case study, in order to receive a Certificate of Completion.
  • Parents can choose to take the course for their own information, without submitting assignments or receiving a Certificate of Completion, for a reduced fee.

All participants will have access to the same content and a Comments & Questions section where they can ask questions and share ideas.

The course will be moderated by Torie Patterson and Amanda Daniel, with backup from Diane Wagner, Public Policy & Education Consultant at LDAO. Torie and Amanda are Child and Family Clinicians in Community Education and Engagement with the Integra Program of the Child Development Institute. They provide training and promote collaboration between schools, students, parents and other helping professionals around children’s mental health and learning.

The seven units will be made available one week at a time over seven weeks.


Professional option with assignments & Certificate of Completion: $350 ($300 LDAO member rate)

Parent option without assignments or certificate: $250 ($200 LDAO member rate)

For questions contact Diane Wagner: or 416-929-4311 Ex. 22

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