Planning for College

6 Tips for Those of You Planning for College

Planning for College! It’s that time of year again! Students like you all around the USA are gearing up to start another year of school and will be planning for college. I remember it like it was yesterday. The cover picture was me when I was your age. Man how time flies! For many of you, […]

Robin Williams

Robin Williams Passing Shouldn’t be in Vain

Remembering Robin Williams, a Great Icon Like most of us, I was stunned to hear the news of beloved actor, Robin Williams untimely passing. It was a reminder to me that you never know what someone else is going through. From the outside, all looks well. However, depression is an emotion that starts on the […]

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 […]