2017 Awareness Month Campaign – ADHD in Education – Get Involved!

If this topic is near and dear to your heart we need to hear your story! CADDAC continues to receive calls on a fairly consistent basis from parents across the country expressing concern about their child’s education. Many have tried for years to work with their child’s school to put strategies and accommodations in place….

Australian School Systems Fail Students with ADHD

It was with great interest that I reviewed an Australian study looking at academic achievement in students with ADHD during the period from childhood to adolescence. Having spent the last twenty years speaking with researchers, parents, educators, school boards and Ministries of Education across Canada I firmly believe that this study highlights the same situation…

New BC Education Ministry Special Education Guidelines Will Recognize ADHD under the Learning Disorder Category

A new Huffington Post article is talking about changes coming to the BC Special Education Guidelines that will allow students with ADHD, who present learning needs, to be identified under the learning disability (LD) category. This may not seem like a huge change, but parents of children with ADHD in BC and CADDAC have long…

Report on Special Education in Ontario

People for Education recently released a report on Special Education in Ontario. To access the report, please click on this link: http://www.peopleforeducation.ca/pfe-news/new-report-shows-special-education-challenges-continue/ This report focuses on several issues, most of which CADDAC and undoubtedly many other organizations with an interest in education, have frequently heard from concerned and frustrated parents: Too few special education teachers…