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The greatest gift you can give [to a child with dyslexia] is the sense that nothing is unattainable.

- Orlando Bloom

Source: Child Mind Institute

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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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Happy Holidays from NCLD!

Dear Friends, Thank you for being a part of the NCLD family—I’m tremendously proud of all that we have accomplished together in 2015. In its first year, Understood.org has provided support and access to expert advice to over 9 million parents, teachers and other individuals online. NCLD’s advocacy work in Washington, DC advances equal rights […]

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Percentage of People Who Attributed LD to Inaccurate Causes

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