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Booking Kathryn

I am privileged to be asked to be a speaker at conferences and special events. I also welcome the opportunity to speak to reporters, columnists and bloggers representing both the traditional and new media. It is a wonderful opportunity to deepen understanding about learning disabilities, and exceptional learning needs.

I am comfortable speaking to a variety of different sized audiences on a number of different subjects associated with special education, education reform and advocacy. I can customize a presentation to address the needs of a particular audience.

Please email me if you would like to discuss the possibility of engaging me to speak.

  • Presentations  Here is a sample of some presentations which can be delivered based on your needs.
  • Short Promotional Biography Here is a short promotional biography and picture for use in promotional material. 


Through the eyes of a parent: Looking at a child with exceptional needs Teachers see students during school hours. Doctors, therapists and other professionals in the health system meet with families on a periodic basis. But, parents have responsibility for children with exceptional needs every day, 24 hours a day. That responsibility can be gruelling. …

Promotional Biography

Kathryn Burke is the Executive Director of the Learning Disabilities Association of Alberta, and author of the bestselling book, An Accidental Advocate. Her book describes her family’s journey in advocating for her son with learning disabilities, ADHD and other health issues. Kathryn holds a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Calgary, and is …