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Learning disabilities are not a prescription for failure

- Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D.

Source: State of LD

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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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Looking for information on learning and attention issues like dyslexia, dysgraphia and ADHD?

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From the policy blog

Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

Written by Maria Bucon-Scales and Ace Parsi | 3 days ago

One of the challenges students can face within our current education system is being presented with curriculum that they struggle to connect with. Many of our education reform efforts fail because students are disengaged and end up dropping out of a system that does not meet their needs or prepare them for the future. Brain … Continue reading Learning by Doing: Cultivating Agency in Students with Disabilities

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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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