Family Community Engagement

Family/Community Engagement embraces the shared commitment to build and support the partnership between educators, families and communities required to ensure the success of students with learning disabilities.​​


System Actions

  • Provide opportunities to develop and enhance leadership skills in building relationships with parents and community members
  • Coordinate efforts to mobilize resources to support students with learning disabilities
  • Provide access to information regarding available community supports and services
  • Promote access to YRDSB website for information on Learning Disabilities
  • Create processes to allow for use of assistive technology at school and home

School Actions

  • ​​Ensure that parents understand Learning Disabilities and how they impact student learning
  • Ensure that parents understand the process leading to an identification
  • Cultivate relationships with parents and community members to mobilize resources to support students with learning disabilities to reach their potential
  • Provide resources for families so that they can act as advocates for their children
  • Support the navigation of families to appropriate community supports and empower parents to access resources and advocate for their child's strengths, needs and interests (i.e., CAMH, LD@school, LD@home, LDA-YR)
  • Provide opportunities for parents to participate in IST meetings and the development of their child's IEP
  • Engage parents and the community in conversations about the benefits of assistive technology as a tools to support learning at home and school

Classroom Actions​

  • ​Support parent learning and how the processing chart informs the instructional, environmental and assessment decisions for their child's learning
  • Invite parental voice in all aspects of transition planning
  • Select and assign achievable, meaningful, and relevant homework opportunities that reinforce learning
  • Access community partnerships, such as The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario - York Region
  • Engage parents to ensure use of assistive technology between home and school
  • Collaborate with families to foster student independence (refer to Fostering Student Independence Bro​chure​)