When Congress passed IDEA, it promised to pay for 40 percent of the extra cost of education for children with disabilities. But Congress has never fully funded IDEA and, as the chart shows, the situation is getting even worse. In fact, if nothing changes, sequestration will cause more cuts. It's time for you tell Congress that you've had enough. Join more than 3,000 other LD.org users in saying: No More Cuts!Read More >
By: Quinn Bradlee, NCLD Team Published Date: December 05, 2013
I’m well aware that if I didn’t have learning differences I wouldn’t have started Friends of Quinn and made it my mission to help others with similar issues. As much as I complain about it, I love my dyslexia. I know that my dyslexia is the reason why I do what I do today. It gives me a sense of purpose and helps shape me into the person I am.
One of my favorite quotes is from Shakespeare’s play Othello, when Iago says, “I am not who I am.” I got what he meant right away—that people see him for what he’s not. When you are different, as hard as it may be sometimes, it’s a gift in the sense that you can see the world in a completely different view. It’s almost a birds-eye-view, because you can see more than most people. You have the ability to see people’s vulnerabilities, subtle strengths and characteristics. You appreciate how pain and awkwardness can make someone sensitive and kind. Read More >
By: Kaleigh Dumbach-Fusco, NCLD Editorial Team Published Date: December 04, 2013
The holiday season: a time for celebration, family and fun. But who doesn’t feel at least a little stress too? Between packed schedules, financial pressures and the special challenges families of kids with learning and attention issues can face during this time of year, you probably haven’t had time to keep up with the latest in LD news. But rest assured, because we’re here with a special set of stories that will not only update you, but inspire you. Each of these stories features parents and individuals who have made successful strides in improving opportunities for people with learning and attention issues at school, work and in life. Take a few moments this holiday season to kick back, relax and let yourself be inspired by the difference parents can make. Read More >