Finding Ability in a Learning Disability

Finding Ability in a Learning Disability

Nancie Payne, president of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, shares her struggles and triumphs with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Early Childhood Intervention Makes a Difference

Early Childhood Intervention Makes a Difference

Parents are a child’s first teachers. Understanding what a child must have to grow, learn and thrive can be a tremendous learning process for every parent.  
Williams Syndrome Strides Toward Inclusion in the Classroom

Williams Syndrome: Strides Toward Inclusion in the Classroom

Williams syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. The genetic condition is present at birth and can affect anyone.
10 Tips for Parents with Children with Learning Disabilities

10 Tips for Parents with Children with Learning Disabilities

One of the first things we discover as parents of children with learning disabilities is that it is up to us to take charge of getting our kids the help and support they need to succeed.
Tackling Disabilities Low Expectations Breed Low Outcomes

Tackling Disabilities: Low Expectations Breed Low Outcomes

Often times the biggest barriers people with disabilities face stem from lack of communication, poor peer support, fear and ignorance.
Shaping the Future New Possibilities for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Shaping the Future: New Possibilities for College Students with Learning Disabilities

Universities are using proactive teaching methods to help students who learn in different ways.
Successful Life Transitions

Successful Life Transitions

Well-designed transition plans can begin to foster the self-advocacy and self-monitoring skills students with learning disabilities need in college and the workforce.
Special Olympics How Unified Sports Promote a Culture of Inclusion

Special Olympics: How Unified Sports Promote a Culture of Inclusion

Mediaplanet talks inclusion with Chris Bence and James Black, athletes on Team D.C., a unified basketball team competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA games.
Common Core Standards for Students with Disabilities

Common Core Standards for Students with Disabilities

Educators are learning to accommodate the large number of students with disabilities and helping them excel in the classroom and beyond.