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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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We Asked Young Adults What Really Matters, and They Said…

Written by NCLD Team | 2 weeks ago

According to the latest national census, there are about 23 million 20- to 24-year-olds in the USA. If you do the math, and assume that 1-in-5 are going to struggle with learning and attention issues, we’re talking about 4.6 million of young adults in the USA have these struggles. Some of these kids received services 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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