Mission Statement: Learning Disabilities Association of PEI exists to advance the interests of people with learning disabilities.
LDAPEI works to encourage and advocate for literacy, improved education, health, and employment opportunities for all learning disabled Islanders by providing educational and employment information, resources, counseling, and support for learning disabilities.
LDAPEI has books and videos on learning disabilities and ADHD in their resource library, including a new collection of children’s books.
LDAPEI organizes educational workshops, support groups, and public awareness presentations.
Our staff is available to meet and speak with children, parents and adults, who are experiencing frustration and anxiety in their lives, due to LD. We answer questions regarding available services in the area and refer people to the appropriate service. Our office receives a high volume of support calls each month.
We also provide Adaptive Technology Demonstrations to children, parents, and teachers. Our office has two adaptive technology stations with the software, Kurzweil and Dragon Naturally Speaking. Please contact our office for a time to see this amazing technology.
Kurzweil 3000 - a reading application that allows the user to view a scanned document (books, articles, etc…) on the computer screen while listening to the text being read aloud.
Dragon Naturally Speaking - is voice recognition software that enables users to use Speech-to-Print technology to dictate work.
These Adaptive Technology Stations were made possible with the support of Microcomputer Science Centre Inc., Aliant, and the Royal Bank of Canada
LDAPEI advocates for all Islanders with Learning Disabilities by supplying current information about learning disabilities to various individuals, community groups and government departments. Our office at this time is unable to handle the demand for staff to go off-site for individual advocacy cases (i.e attend school meetings), but LDAPEI will attempt to supply you with the needed information to help support you in making the best decisions possible for you and your family to achieve positive results.
Specialized presentations and workshops are available to community groups, upon request. These presentations can be tailored to suit your organizational needs. LDAPEI does not charge non-profit community groups for these presentations, although a small honorarium would be greatly appreciated.