New Brunswick Summit on Learning Disabilities (1999)

Summary Report

The New Brunswick Summit on Learning Disabilities took place at Mount Allison University in Sackville, NB, on March 25, 1999. It was co-sponsored by the T.R. Meighen Foundation and the Learning Disabilities Association of NB. The overwhelming observation, voiced again and again by many of the professionals from different disciplines in attendance, was that the needs of people with Learning Disabilities (LD) are not being adequately met by the health and education systems in the province, and that in the interests of both those individuals and the province itself, substantial changes need to be made.
Participants suggested ways to address certain issues and noted the need for early identification and assessment of LD, as well as proper follow-up. The four concerns considered the most urgent were the issue of early identification of LD; the need for education to promote broad awareness of LD in society as a whole; the need for a seamless, cohesive, provincial approach to LD; and the need for a coordinated continuum of programs and services to facilitate the LD student's transition from pre-kindergarten right through to the workplace.

For more information, contact The Meighen Centre at Mount Allison University, 44 Main Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1A7, Tel. (506) 364-2527, Fax (506) 364-2625.

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Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB) and Troubles d'apprentissage-Association da N.-B. (TAANB). New Brunswick Summit on Learning Disabilities 1999. Web. 20 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nbld/nbldsum.pdf>
Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB) & Troubles d'apprentissage-Association da N.-B. (TAANB) (1999). New Brunswick Summit on Learning Disabilities. Retrieved January 20, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nbld/nbldsum.pdf
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