Don Reist, founder of Abilities Pathway, offers Presentations, Seminars and Workshops for Functions and Events across Canada.

Available Topics Include:

  • Working with Students at Risk
  • The Interactive Classroom
  • The Realities of Dealing with ADHD in Education
  • Working with students with Learning Disabilities
  • Parenting Issues – Dealing at Home with Special Needs
  • Parenting Issues – Dealing with the education of students with Special Needs
  • Rebuilding Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • The Role of Technology in Special Education
  • Motivating Students with Special Needs
  • Celebration Of Success – Student with Special Needs success stories



Don, a certified teacher and specialist in Special Education, is a award winning TV host/interviewer in the area of special needs, an Ontario Champion in the area of accessibility (AODA CHAMPION AWARD) and a recipient of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Community Volunteer Award for his dedication in helping children and adults with disabilities in the ares of education, inclusion and employment. He has worked with students with Special Learning Needs and Students At Risk for over 15 years. In addition to working with hundreds of students through Abilities Pathway and Tutorwiz Education Centre, Don worked as a Special Education teacher with the Durham District Board at various locations including Whitby Shores. He has given many presentations and workshops including numerous Assistive Technology classes for EA’s and fellow teachers at DDSB. He has also presented at the Hospital For Sick Children, Scarborough Hospital’s ADHD Clinic, the OASAR (Ontario Association for Students at Risk) Conference and the ASET Conference conducted by the Ontario Ministry of Education.  He has been featured on Know It All and The Riley Perspective on Rogers television. Over the 142 episodes of his television program, Forum on Abilities, Don interviewed and held discussions with over 150 people associated with special needs. In addition to The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Community Volunteer Award, Don has been awarded the DREN Innovation Award for his innovations in the areas of teaching and working with students with special needs.