July 11, 2022 – CBC PEI: Sometimes it can be hard for Sandra Jollimore to focus or understand. She says she struggled a lot before she was diagnosed with a learning disability more than 20 years ago. “I just found it so stressful, so frustrating, to the point where I would stop, not that I wanted to give up, but it was just so stressful it was my answer.”
Now she has the skills to cope and will be helping others through a new program called ADAPT, which stands for Accommodating Learning Disabilities to Accelerate Performance and Thrive.
The pilot project, aimed at helping workers get better at their jobs by pinpointing why they are struggling, is being offered by the non-profit Workplace Learning PEI. It runs until August 2024.
“I look forward to breaking down some of those barriers and lessen the stigma,” Jollimore said.
PEI is partnering with New Brunswick, where the program also exists, in hopes of helping alleviate the provinces’ labour shortages.
Read the the full CBC PEI article here