Policy Updates & Resources

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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Words of Advice from a Triple Threat

Written by Alyssia Jackson, Young Adult Leadership Council Member

One of the scariest experiences in life is finding a job after college. Sometimes it felt like the more I applied, the more I got rejected. I struggled with finding the right job. You see, I am a woman of color with a learning disability and society also sees me as presenting with a physical … Continue reading Words of Advice from a Triple Threat

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Complicating My LD Narrative

Written by Julia Nessman, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member

Then I was diagnosed with an LD (learning disability) at 10 years old. Through my mom’s persistence in getting me a neuropsychological evaluation, I found out that I was struggling in school because I had serious deficits in executive functioning, working memory, and auditory processing. On the other hand, I also discovered that I had a number of strengths, including advanced verbal skills and a near perfect visual memory.

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To Students with Learning Disabilities

Written by Michaela Hearst, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member

I encourage those with learning disabilities to ask themselves this: What would you say to your younger self? What sort of advice would you give yourself?

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