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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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A Parent’s Perspective—Tools for the High School Student with LD

Written by NCLD Editors

In this audio podcast, Salle, the mother of a high school student with Aphasia, discusses the LEAD (Learning and Education about Disabilities) program at her daughter Hillary’s school. Salle credits the program with helping her daughter develop the crucial tools necessary to succeed: self-advocacy , self-knowledge and self esteem. In spite of dire predictions from … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Tools for the High School Student with LD

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A Parent’s Perspective—Twenty Years Later

Written by Gloria from New Jersey, Parent Contributor

In this Parent Perspective, Gloria, the mother of a student with learning disabilities, shares some of the lessons she learned as she was weaving her way through the “special education maze.” Gloria suggests that a child with LD is an opportunity for both parents and teachers to get creative and try something new. What have … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Twenty Years Later

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A Parent’s Perspective—Why My Son Attended His Own IEP Meetings

Written by NCLD Editors

In this audio podcast, Ilise, the mother of student with multiple learning disabilities discusses why she felt that her son Jay needed to attend every IEP meeting. She felt that If he was going to understand what was happening in his education, he had to be part of the process, and couldn’t imagine a successful … Continue reading A Parent’s Perspective—Why My Son Attended His Own IEP Meetings

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