Category Archives: LD Support Sites

Web sites supporting the LD community.

Pacific Rim Conference on Disability and Diversity

The 33nd Annual Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity will be held on October 9-11, 2017 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu. The Call for Proposals is NOW OPEN, so be sure to … Continue reading

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Confusion about Confusion: Do Dyslexics Really Not Know their Left from Right?

Dyslexia May Be Behind Directional Confusion Marson Nance’s wife doesn’t have to worry about him leaving her; she simply says his sense of direction is so bad, if he did go back to his parents on the east coast he’d … Continue reading

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LD Resources LD Schools Searchable Database

The new “Schools” page on LD Resources (click on “Schools” above right) results from a collaborative vision and effort by a parent benefactor, LD Resources and me. Most school databases search primarily by geography or state. The anonymous parent contributor is … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg Discusses his Dyslexia with Quinn Bradlee

Quinn Bradlee, a fascinating young man and worthy of interest in and of himself, interviewed filmmaker and director Steven Spielberg about learning disabilities, dyslexia, teasing, and the ways to cope. Watch the video here. It turns out that Mr. Speilberg … Continue reading

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Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Wilderness Therapy

Last week, I spent three days in Boulder Colorado, speaking at and particpating in The Wilderness Therapy Symposium. I also spent time visiting and getting to know a few “Young Adult Transition Programs” in the greater Boulder/Denver area. Firstly, I … Continue reading

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Is a 504 Plan Right for Your Child?

From NCLD, a description of a 504 plan, which is the implementation of the Civil Rights Law for education. Even though this article portrays a 504 plan as one to use when your child doesn’t qualify for an IEP, I … 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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Mentis Foundation Awards Scholarships to Dyslexic Students

Will Gregory, the founder of The Mentis Foundation, earned “hazard pay” while serving in the United States armed forces in Afghanistan. As someone who knows first-hand the struggles of having dyslexia, he chose to create the foundation for students with … Continue reading

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What are the “Executive Functions?”

This is a short intro video on the Executive Functions done by the National Center for Learning Disabilities. It’s pretty good as far is it goes and I like the low-tech use of a flip board. I’ve been coming across … Continue reading

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Applications for 2012 Advocates in Disability Award

The deadline to apply for the 2012 Advocates in Disability Award (ADA) is approaching. The purpose of the ADA Program is to award and encourage a young individual with a disability between the ages of 14 and 26, who has … Continue reading

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Riverview School Open House

Riverview School is a wonderful and unique school for children with global learning disabilities and often with a somewhat lower cognitive profile than most of the other LD schools, and so, provides an important and supportive school choice for the … Continue reading

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Five Questions for Pulitzer-Prize winning dyslexic poet, Philip Schultz

In this video interview, Philip Schultz, talk of the LD world recently, is asked five questions: 1.”You’re a Pulitzer Prize winning poet. Why did you decide to write a book on dyslexia? 2. What has the reaction to your book … Continue reading

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