Learning Disability Services - Overview




Formerly known as the LD Edge Initiative ~ Network to Learning Project
ATN provides cost-free learning disability (LD) diagnosis to unemployed adults who are unsuccessful in finding work and suspect they have a learning disability. Using the details of that diagnosis, specific accommodation strategies are created to address each individual's unique barriers to education and employment.

What is a Learning Disability?
Our Learning Disability Specialists work with clients to educate them about their learning challenges, and assist them in developing coping strategies.

The term "learning disability refers to medical disorders that affect the aquisition, retention, understanding, organization or use of information. A common misconception persists that a learning disability is synonymous with an intellectual disability. Learning disabilities can be expressed simply as "a different way of perceiving the world".

LD Services

ATN Access Inc,
141 Dundas Street,
5th Floor - Reception,
London, ON, N6A 1G3.
Phone: 519-433-7950
E-mail: info@atn.on.ca

Speakers' Bureau

Our Speakers' Bureau offers presentations to community groups and employers, sharing the challenges and success of individuals living with learning disabilities.
To book a presentation, please call us at the number above.

We can help you in a number of ways

ATN provides services to people of all ages who are experiencing learning barriers

An overview of some these services are listed below. To find out more about them and how we can help you, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Services we offer include:

  • Prescreening and formal diagnosis of learning disabilities for academic or employment purposes
  • Assistance with skills upgrading
  • Instruction in computerized assistive technology like Kurzweil 3000 and Dragon Naturally Speaking
  • Workplace/Classroom Accommodation Consultation
  • Employment preparation help
  • Job search assistance
  • Job maintenance support

Educational Upgrading

We want to help you achieve your learning goals and aspirations

ATN Access Inc. provides opportunities for individuals with injuries or physical, sensory, and learning disabilities to gain access to employment or reach their learning goals through a variety of assessment, skills upgrading, and personal development services.

Services we offer include:

  • Preparing for the General Educational Development (GED)
  • Assisting with Self-Study OSSD Correspondence Courses
  • Facilitating Literacy and Essential Skills Upgrading

ATN provides an environment that fosters independence and self-directed learning. Lessons begin with assessments of clients’ current skill levels and lesson plans are designed to accommodate clients’ individual learning needs. This is done through a combination of computer-based training and one-on-one facilitation.

LD Edge Monthly Newsletter

The LD Edge Initiative grew out of the Network to Learn Project

This monthly publication that ATN Access Inc distibutes is for the purpose of raising awareness about learning disabilities in our community.

If you have any information, articles or submissions to share with us, we would be happy to consider including them in our future issues.

Please email us if you would like to be on our mailing list for this newsletter.