Category Archives: LD Support Organizations

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

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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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Jemicy School Director Honored by International Dyslexia Association

Ben Shifrin, Head of The Jemicy School, in Owings Mills, MD, has been inducted into the International Dyslexia Association’s Hall of Fame. Frankly, I had no idea there was such a Hall of Fame. For me, this is another chance … Continue reading

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Mentoring for Kids with LD. Project Eye-to-Eye at Wesleyan University Jeremy Snyder and Julie Platt, students at Wesleyan University, are starting a university chapter of Project Eye-to-Eye, a national mentoring project for children with learning disabilities. In this article from the Wesleyan Argus, the students describe their start-up process … Continue reading

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The Importance of Mentors

This is a short clip from a speech that poet LeDerick Horne, who’s also dyslexic, gave about Project Eye to Eye, a mentoring program for students with learning disabilities. He speaks to the inner and emotional turmoil many students go … Continue reading

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Maharashtra Dyslexia Association

Offering resources and services for dyslexia.

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RFBD Comes To iPads, iPods, and iPhones

Recordings For the Blind and Dyslexic, which has the largest collection of digitized textbooks and literature (64,000 titles) in the world, finally will make that available through iTunes. I, along with many others, have been waiting for this for a … Continue reading

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