People First Language

People First Language

Don’t Forget! Use People First Language People First Language refers to the language our society uses to refer to people with disabilities. This  Language places emphasis where it should be, on the person and not the disability. People with disabilities, moreover our students with disabilities, are- first and foremost- people, who have individual abilities, likes, […]

Dyslexia

Dyslexia Bondage: Part 1

No More Bondage…I am Free! Living with Dyslexia was like living in bondage for so many years of my life. It was like being held captive and caged. I eventually learned to overcome many of the effects that Dyslexia had on my learning, but for years I was still held in bondage to the emotional […]

Learning Disabilities Awareness

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

On October 11, 1985, our then President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5385 making the month National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. We have come a long way, yet we still have so far to go in helping people understand what learning disabilities are and what they are not. The President expressed it clearly and articulately why […]

Learning Disabilities

Gearing Up for a New School Year for Students with Learning Disabilities

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! The first day of school is just around the corner for many students with learning disabilities. Excitement is in the air. However, many parents and students tend to become anxious. They really don’t know what to expect of their child’s teacher, especially when their child has a disability. For […]

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Starting the New School Year Ready for Students with Disabilities

Get Ready, Get Set, Go!  The first day of school is just around the corner for many students with disabilities. Excitement is in the air. However, many parents of students with disabilities tend to become anxious as well as their student. They really don’t know what to expect of their child’s teacher, especially when their […]