New Start March 30 – Parenting strategies course for home and school

Teacher helping mature students in libraryThe NEW start date for the course “Parenting the Child with Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD)” is Thursday, March 30th at 7 pm.

See Calendar or Events, or download the registration form here. Parenting Course – Child Mar 30 2017 final

 

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Open House March 16th – how Arrowsmith changes lives

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Curious about results that change the lives of children and adults overcoming learning disabilities? Join us for the Arrowsmith Program Open House on Thursday, March 16th.

Talk with other parents and the Arrowsmith teacher about how Arrowsmith transforms struggling learners into confident contributors. Learn how  strengthening weak areas of the brain through intense, targeted cognitive exercises in children 7 years and older, youth and adults, benefits both children and families.

You are invited to join us at 7 pm on Thursday March 16th. Arrowsmith Open House details are outlined along with  Frequently Asked Questions here LDAM Open House – Mar 2017 final. Curious about how lives are transformed or considering registering your child, youth, or yourself for the September 2017? Call to connect and and take a life-changing first step – join us for a short introductory information session.

Location: 617 Erin Street in Winnipeg

To register please call: 204-774-1821 extension 14.

Agenda: The evening starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. There will be a presentation at 7:30 pm.

LDA Manitoba Arrowsmith Coordinator Cher Benoit will present, and some of the parents of returning students will also attend. Hear first hand how the program will work for your child, youth or self. Learn about neuroplasticity and how the Arrowsmith Program strengthens specific cognitive areas of the brain that are weak, making learning difficult or blocking progress. Arrowsmith students also benefit from comprehensive assessment, the basis of individualized programming, after registering for programming.

 

 

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Just for Parents! MARCH 30th Strategies for AD/HD in Children

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Family relationships may suffer strain when children with AD/HD interact with their environments. Learn about ways to make life more manageable and rewarding for the whole family.

This 7 week evening course is just for parents of AD/HD children ages 5 – 11 on Thursdays or for adolescents on Tuesdays. Choose either first 2 sessions for ADHD Basics for $40, or the full 7 weeks for $110 per person or $140 per couple. Members $95 or $130 per couple.

Download registration form or call to register at (204) 774-1821 ext 12

Parenting Course – Child Mar 30 2017 final

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Arrowsmith Kids get personal with Polar Bears for CALM AIR RAFFLE!

IMG_6171 Fly with Calm Air Raffle to catch me and swim with Baby Belugas...Diving deep for the kids, polar bears and harbour seals at the Assiniboine Park Zoo played and hung with Arrowsmith students. LDAM kids wonder about surviving up north. Get serious about saving Polar Bears and helping LDAM kids by diving deep into your pockets. Support the Calm Air Raffle Eco-Adventure for Two.

IMG_6145 Make a dream come true - support the Calm Air Raffle

Grand Prize Calm Air Raffle Ticket buyers will find out on Wednesday, January 25th at Date with a Star! who the lucky eco-adventure   explorers are! They will travel anywhere Proud Sponsor Calm Air  flies north in Manitoba or Nunavut, up to a value of $10,000. Swim with Baby Belugas, track Polar Bears to their den and discover Canada’s Arctic this year!

IMG_6198 Seal the deal - Buy your Calm Air Raffle Ticket!

Care about Bears and the LDAM Kids? Tickets are available now until 6:30 pm January 25th for $10 each or $100 per book. Claim your chance to win now, and support programs that help learning disabled kids reach and achieve their dreams!

Buy Calm Air Raffle Tickets NOW!

You can purchase Calm Air Raffle Tickets right now online on our website through Canada Helps  at http://ldamanitoba.org/support/

Or, for more information see our DWAS LDAM Sponsor Pkg 2017 and DWAS Ticket Form 2017  or visit our event website at www.datewithastar.ca.

For tickets, or to attend the Date with a Star Dinner, you can also contact Marilyn MacKinnon at ph. 204 774 1821 -14 or  ldamanitoba4@mymts.net.

IMG_6134 Dive deep into your pockets for the kids - get your Calm Air Raffle Ticket

 

Take the plunge today!

Join us and support the Calm Air Raffle at Date with a Star!

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Tantalizing your tastebuds at Date with a Star January 25th!

Make a date for a delectable dinner with friends, and your personal celebrity escort.
Can’t wait to find our where you will be dining? Reserve an exclusive table now Don’t miss out on celebrating our 16th Annual Date with a Star with LDAM!
Don’t miss out on celebrating our 16th Annual Date with a Star with LDAM!
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Arrowsmith Open House Nov. 17th, 2016

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Learning Disabilities Association of Manitoba celebrates its fourth year of offering the Arrowsmith Program to Manitobans. The experience – and the results – continue to be amazing!

If you are curious about results that change the lives of children and adults overcoming learning disabilities, join us for the Arrowsmith Program Open House on Thursday, November 17th 2016.

The Open House is your opportunity to see how the program helps to transform struggling learners into confident contributors, by strengthening weak areas of the brain through intense, targeted cognitive areas through customized exercises in children 7 years and older, youth and adults. You’ll meet the Arrowsmith teacher and other parents whose families have benefited from participation in the program.

Because we have room for a few new students in January 2017, we invite you to click here for more information LDAM Arrowsmith Open House on Nov 17th 2016, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions about how the Arrowsmith Program transforms lives. If you are considering registering your child, youth, or yourself for the January 2016 or September 2017, please call to connect and to register for this life-changing first step – a short introductory information session.

Location: 617 Erin Street in Winnipeg

To register please call: 204-774-1821 extension 14.

Agenda: The evening starts at 7:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm. There will be a presentation at 7:30 pm.

LDA Manitoba Arrowsmith Coordinator Cher Benoit will present, and some of the parents of returning students will also attend. This is your chance to get a deeper understanding of how the program will work for your child, youth or self.

Learn about neuroplasticity and how it is engaged in the Arrowsmith Program by strengthening specific underlying cognitive areas of the brain that are weak, making learning difficult or blocking progress.

The Arrowsmith Program also includes a comprehensive assessment as the basis of individualized programming, which occurs after full program registration is complete.

More background information about how the LDA Manitoba Arrowsmith Program transforms struggling learners into confident contributers is available here:  One pager – Re Arrowsmith 2016

 

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Register now for August YeS-L Program for Youth with ADHD and LD

Teenage BoyYouth learn through leading!

In August the Youth Engagement STREAM Leadership (YeS-L) Program inspires and empowers 12 – 15 year olds with ADHD and learning disabilities to practice and share their skills to motivate and activate others.

Seven sessions August 9th – 30th, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm present activities that recognize individual strengths and build self-management, emotional IQ, self-advocacy and leadership skills.

Focusing on unique personal strengths, YeS-L Program participants are encouraged in activities that build self-management, emotional IQ, self-advocacy and leadership skills. Youth also learn how to facilitate the same growth in younger youth who experience learning disabilities or ADHD.

In seven evening sessions, held twice weekly, youth will experience the following:

• Enables youth to use positive messages and experiences about learning and learning disabilities to inspire, motivate and activate others.

• Provides opportunities for youth with leadership potential to develop and practice their skills.

• Creates future community leaders who are able to help build a more supportive and empathetic environment for youth with learning disabilities.

Leadership Group flyer Summer 2016 to learn more about the program and to register.

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Reading Heroes take A WALK IN THE PARK!

Join us for a special day in May! Our 6th Annual WALK IN THE PARK is happening on Saturday, May 28th at St. Vital Park from 1-4pm. This year we are expanding our theme to add:  Reading Heroes!walkinthepark

Bring and celebrate your favourite young reading hero – no matter how old or young! To gather pledges see the attached information / pledge package  2016WalkInThePark.revised copy . Teams are Welcome!

  • Each child/youth Reading Hero will receive a special prize.
  • Early registration will be added to a draw for a movie evening for a family of four!
  • Top pledge winner will receive a tablet; second prize – a Scholars Choice Prize Pack! Registration is 1:00pm. Face painting and games follow, then the Walk (2K), BBQ, and games.
  • Enter a Raffle for an amazing Sphero 2.0 or a 50/50 raffle. There are also free raffles for prizes for children and youth.Support and encourage children who make that extra effort in reading and support programs that help them take-off into the amazing wide world of literacy and self-confidence.     Walk with READING HEROES on May 28th!

 

 

 

 

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Arrowsmith Founder coming to Winnipeg!

Woman Who Changed Her Brain  US CND Cover Final   We are pleased to announce that we are bringing the Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program, Barbara Arrowsmith Young, to Winnipeg on Wednesday, April 6th. Barbra will be speaking from 7:00 – 9:00pm at the Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium in the St. Boniface Research Centre.  See details on attached poster. Barabra Arrowsmith Central poster 2016

The Arrowsmith Program is built on the practical application of the neuroscience of neuroplasticity – the ability of the brain to change and rewire itself through intensive and focused effort.  The genesis of the program was Barbara’s struggle with her own severe learning disabilities and her efforts, begun as a graduate student at the University of Toronto, and success in overcoming her cognitive deficits through intensive brain exercises utilizing specific areas of the brain that correlate to the weaknesses.  Her journey of discovery and innovation as she developed and rigorously applied these exercises is described in her compelling book, The Woman who Changed her Brain.

The Arrowsmith Program of cognitive exercises is implemented in Canada, the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, and South Korea.

LDA Manitoba has been offering the program since 2013 and we have seen first hand its remarkable and sustained results. Please join us for this fascinating (and free) presentation as Barbara explains how to address some of the most complex neurological challenges in a systematic way and the life changing outcomes.

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Date with a Star – 2016!

Don't miss out on celebrating our 15th Annual Date with a Star & LDAM's 50th Anniversary!!

Mark your calendar, order your tickets and join the celebration of our 15th Annual Date with a Star! The Gala Reception will be hosted by the much-loved entertainer and icon, FRED PENNER!

See our event page on this site for more details or our event website www.datewithastar.ca

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