Category Archives: LD Support Organizations

Professional and other organizations supporting the LD community plus relevant links external to this site.

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Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexic Advantage Dyslexia | Dyslexic Advantage Dyslexic Advantage is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to promote positive identity, community, and achievement focusing on dyslexic strengths.

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Haskins Laboratory

Informative site with research on print disabilities and speech/language Founded in 1935 and located in New Haven, Connecticut since 1970, Haskins Laboratories is a private, non-profit research institute with a primary focus on speech, language and reading, and their biological … Continue reading

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$1,000 Contest for Students with LD

Sponsored by Smart Kids with LD, the contest is for “a notable accomplishment in any field including art, music, math, athletics or community service.”

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Alternatives in India for Students with Dyslexia

Photo Credit/http://www.tribuneindia.com Nice article about alternative education programming in India for students with dyslexia. It not only focuses on early identification, but can provide alternative learning options for students with dyslexia to take higher level classes with very reasonable accommodations. … Continue reading

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IndyCar Racer with Dyslexia Working with International Dyslexia Association

IndyCar racer Justin Wilson has been working with the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) to help raise awareness about this learning difference. Wilson, who grew up in England knows firsthand the challenges of growing up with splintered academic skills and difficulty … Continue reading

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Getting Help & Finding Answers

University of Michigan Dyslexia Help, which is connected to their Center for the Development of Language and Literacy.

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Effective Training of Teachers Who Teach Reading: A Must for Students with Learning Disabilities.

“Learning to teach reading, language and writing is a complex undertaking. The competence and expertise of teachers can be nourished with training that emphasizes the study of reading development, language and individual differences,” said Dr. Louisa Moats, Chair of IDA’s … Continue reading

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Free IEP Handbook

Here’s a free booklet from the National Council on Learning Disabilities, concerning IEP basics, including: • “What is an IEP?” • “The Basics of a Standards-Based IEP” • “IEP Meeting Planner”

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The Effects of Stress and Having a Learning Disability

I’ve been writing a speaking around the country on the connection between LD and mental health issues. With upwards of 60% of kids in treatment centers having learning disabilities, the consequences are devastating. While it’s great for kids to have … Continue reading

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Technology for Students with Dyslexia Seminar

DECATUR, Ga. — Sign-up for the International Dyslexia Association’s annual seminar on Technology for Adults and Older Teens with Dyslexia at the Decatur Library.

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Dyslexia Scholarship Finalist Goes From Hopeless to National Speaker and Advocate

. A Dyslexic Wonder This is about Jennifer Smith, a finalist in 2010 for an Ann and Allegra Ford Scholarship, and her story of growth and pain. Terribly and typically teased, she persevered through language training and to the growth … Continue reading

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Final Days to Apply for College Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing post-secondary education.  The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002; in 2009, with a generous donation from … Continue reading

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