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2017 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Winner

Written by Charlotte Leche

“When I was young, I was terrified of being made fun of. I just wanted to be a “normal kid” who didn’t have to work around my ADHD. But in high school, my study skills helped me make progress and I discovered my love of hands-on learning.” Remarkable, well-balanced, optimistic, resilient… these are qualities used … Continue reading 2017 Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Winner

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2017 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Marcos Allen

“By the time I reached middle school the only thing I got compliments for was my doodling, not my hard work. And my homework routine was pretty unconventional: do 3 math problems followed by 10 push-ups, repeat as needed. It was my strategy for dealing with my LD and ADHD.” Marcos was the fun-loving preschooler … Continue reading 2017 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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NCLD President and CEO responds to the U.S. Department of Education IDEA Website Change

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education website about IDEA changed to another website that provides fewer resources for parents about the law. Today, Mimi Corcoran, NCLD’s President & CEO called on the Department to reinstate the idea.ed.gov website in the following statement: “Parents rely on easy access to information about the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading NCLD President and CEO responds to the U.S. Department of Education IDEA Website Change

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NCLD Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

For Immediate Release February 7, 2017 Statement from Mimi Corcoran, NCLD CEO and President on the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education “In advance of the U.S. Senate vote today to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) raised serious concerns about the nominee’s commitment to … Continue reading NCLD Statement on Confirmation of Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education

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