In September, Chris Cole our Learning Advisor worked closely with Ministry of Social Development (MSD) staff to show them how they could make their job vacancy boards easier to read for people with Dyslexia or other learning differences.
Click the link to read more about the changes, in this article by Ben Tomsett of the Southland Express.
LDA Learning Advisor Chris Cole, MSD Employment Advisor and MSD Work Broker Tina Graham in front of the overhauled dyslexia friendly job board.
The before photo.
We are very grateful to have received funding from the NZ Lottery Grants Board.
This operational funding will help us continue to do our good work supporting people with learning differences. Thank you Te Puna Tahua NZ Lottery Grants Board!
A huge thank you to the ILT and ILT Foundation for generously funding our Growing Stars Children’s Workshops and also facilitator training which will ensure the ongoing sustainability of our programme.
Up to forty Southland children per year, their parents and extended whanau benefit from attending this wonderful unique workshop.
Thank you for your ongoing support!
Learning Differences Aotearoa Trust is excited to be working with pivotalpoint.org.nz/ and Queenstown Lakes District Libraries to bring our Growing Stars Workshop to Queenstown on the 17th and 18th of June.
Click here to register your interest by 7th June.
The Education Hub is undertaking a research project to explore how well New Zealand’s education system is set up to support our neurodivergent students. As part of the project they are seeking the perspectives of teachers, students, parents and support services in order to better understand what’s working, what’s not, and how the situation can be improved.
Click the link below to read more, and take the survey. Be part of the change in supporting neurodivergent young people.
We're proud to be supporting Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2023!Neurodiversity Celebration Week is a worldwide initiative that challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences.
Together, let's change the narrative to understand, accept, and celebrate neurodiversity!
#NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek #NeurodiversityWeek #NCW #ThisIsND
Today is Dyscalculia Awareness Day. Dyscalculia is a lesser known learning difference, sometimes referred to as "Maths Dyslexia". Dyscalculia affects up to approximately 6% of the population.
Click here to raise your awareness of Dyscalculia and listen to a young woman's personal account of what it is like living with this learning difference, including strategies and websites she finds helpful.
We couldn't do what we do without the support of our funders. Thank you for helping us to support children, youth and adults with learning differences.