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If you are interested in volunteering, taking on a leadership role or getting in touch with other families and educators in the Toronto region, please contact us.
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Join us for this year's jam-packed one day conference featuring an outstanding roster of renowned and respected Canadian researchers and presenters.
When: Sunday, September 17 at 12:30 PM - 5 PM
Where: 851 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4P 2L5, Canada
ABC Toronto in conjunction with Northern’s Gifted Advisory Committee, the School Council and the Northern LD Committee has organized a mini conference to discuss twice exceptional children.
This conference is for the parents of children with LD’s and gifted children who also may have ADHD, LD, ASD, etc.
Our first speaker is Carol Barnes, a Canadian who lives in Australia where she holds a part-time honorary appointment as a Visiting Fellow (gifted education) at GERRIC within the School of Education at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney. Carol is also national coordinator and Sydney meeting convenor for GLD Australia, a not-for-profit online learning community/support group focussing on gifted learners with disability (GLD) – also sometimes called ‘twice-exceptional’ students (2E). She is vice-president/parent support group convenor of the Queensland gifted association’s branch on the Gold Coast, where she is a PhD candidate in Law at Bond University.
Carol’s presentation will focus on the child who is gifted “with something else going on” which can sometimes interfere with school achievement and/or social/emotional well-being. Not all learning impairments are evident in early childhood - indeed, the higher the IQ, the later they are usually identified. And once the identification is made, what is it reasonable to ask teachers to do at school to support the child? What can parents do at home? If you’re keen to learn some practical strategies which will enhance your relationship with your child and with their teachers - next week and next decade - then come along and compare experiences with other parents.
One of the common terms you’re likely to hear if your child struggles with organization — is executive functioning. We have a speaker coming from the Integra Program (LD services) to talk about executive functioning issues for students with LD/ADHD.
Another hot topic for 2E and or Gifted students is Anxiety. A topic I know many of you are very interested to learn more about. We've invited a psychologist to speak about supports for Anxiety.
There will be a small entry fee to cover the costs of some of the speakers.
Snacks will be available.
Childcare will not be provided.
To book your place please visit Toronto Chapters Facebook page by clicking here