Children living with learning disabilities are falling through the cracks on Prince Edward Island.
That was part of the message from the Learning Disability Association of P.E.I. on Tuesday as executive members of the board made a presentation to the Standing Committee on Education and Innovation.
Dr. Heather Keizer, president of the association’s board of directors, and Martin Dutton, the non-profit group’s executive director, want the province to include ‘learning disability’, as defined by the association, as a disability.
Approximately 17-20 per cent of students on P.E.I. are performing below their potential, Keizer told the committee during her presentation.