Better addressing learning disabilities is one of the pivotal issues of our time. Untreated learning disabilities often lead to frustration, behavioural issues, anxiety and other mental health conditions, and can even lead to lifelong problems including juvenile delinquency, children in custody of child welfare, employment difficulties, criminal activities, and incarcerations.
Imagine the impact of fully addressing learning disabilities.
The result would be increased well-being, employment and productivity of those with learning disabilities, a reduction in behavioural problems, a reduction in learning problems and mental health issues in children in school and throughout their lives; a reduction in juvenile delinquency, a reduction in the number of children in child welfare, a reduction in crime, and an increase in employment and productivity.
Surely, if we can address this one issue which will bring all these benefits to so many we should. Can we? Will we? How can we address this issue? Where do we start?
I am holding a forum on Learning Disabilities on Sunday September 23rd from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the River Heights Site of the Corydon Community Centre (corner of Oak St. and Grosvenor Ave). I hope you will be able to come.