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2009 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Macy Olivas

  Macy Olivas – Personal Statement When I am older and think back on my high school career, my mind will immediately fix on the mental image of a sea of navy blue and maroon colored polo shirts. After all, my uniform shirts have bee a familiar image for the past six years of my … Continue reading 2009 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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2009 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

Written by Zeke Nierenberg

  Zeke Nierenberg – Personal Statement  And then Wavy Gravy said grace: “We pray for children who spend all their allowance before Tuesday, who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick at their food, who like ghost stories, who shove dirty clothes under the bed, who never rinse out the tub, who get visits … Continue reading 2009 Anne Ford Scholarship Winner

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A Parent’s Perspective—Prior Written Notice

Written by NCLD Editors

This Parent Perspective features Alex, the father of twin second graders who both have Hydrocephalus (a medical condition also known as “Water on the Brain”) as well as various learning disabilities. Alex has attended IEP meetings since his children were three years old. Through his state’s Parent Training and Information Center and help thorough his … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Prior Written Notice

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A Parent’s Perspective—Success is Sweet: A Story of Parent Advocacy

Written by NCLD Editors

This Parent’s Perspective features Anne from Colorado. As the parent of a child with dyslexia she often felt as though she was “on her own.” Once she started talking to other parents, she realized that she was one of many parents who faced challenges when working within the school system. Once Anne began “comparing notes” … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Success is Sweet: A Story of Parent Advocacy

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