Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


11 Year Old Dyslexic Girl Finds Oasis in Books; Gives Back to Others
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September 9, 2016 by Mir Ali

As a kindergartner, Gabriela started school with a bounce in her step and a heart full of hope! She couldn't ... Read More about 11 Year Old Dyslexic Girl Finds Oasis in Books; Gives Back to Others

Confessions of a Teacher: I No Longer Hide My Dyslexia
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August 23, 2016 by Mir Ali

As a young teacher in 1989, Lorna Wooldridge went to a course to learn more about how to help ... Read More about Confessions of a Teacher: I No Longer Hide My Dyslexia

Specialist of the Month: Dr. Melyssa Higgins, Licensed Psychologist
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August 19, 2016 by Mir Ali

Dr. Melyssa Higgins is a Licensed Psychologist and Educational Consultant in the Seattle, Washington area. At ABCD, Inc, Higgins specializes in the ... Read More about Specialist of the Month: Dr. Melyssa Higgins, Licensed Psychologist

When My Son Was Younger, I Was His Audiobook
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August 2, 2016 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Guest blog by Pamela, mother to Marcus, who has a learning disability. Without access to literature, people with disabilities are at a ... Read More about When My Son Was Younger, I Was His Audiobook

Gaining Independence as a College Student who is Blind
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July 29, 2016 by Mir Ali

by Megan Dausch, a Learning Ally College Success Program mentor The word independence was one I always revered. It was ... Read More about Gaining Independence as a College Student who is Blind

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