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My teachers thought I was just lazy... people didn't understand as much about dyslexia as they do today.

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Tom Hehir, Ed.D.

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D.

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Thomas Hehir, Ed.D.

Professional Advisory Board

Tom served as director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs from 1993 to 1999 and was responsible for federal leadership in implementing IDEA.

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Honoring the “1 in 5” at NCLD’s 38th Annual Benefit

Learning, laughter, tears and generosity! These four hallmarks of a successful annual benefit were all present at the “1 in 5” themed National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) 38th Annual Benefit Dinner held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on April 22, 2015. The theme refers to the one-in-five individuals who have learning and […]

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Powerful statistics

Employment Status of Working Age Adults

Percentage of People Who Attributed LD to Inaccurate Causes

How Students With LD Exited High School

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