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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.


Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind
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October 8, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In his blog for Psychology Today, Peter Gray wrote a thought-provoking post entitled, “Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem ... Read More about Building and Maintaining Resilience for Students Who Are Blind

Parent Chat: What Accommodations are Typical for a 2nd Grader with Dyslexia?
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September 25, 2015 by Mir Ali

Overheard last week on the Learning Ally Parent Chat Facebook group, where richly informative conversations abound: Question from Diana: "Advice needed. I ... Read More about Parent Chat: What Accommodations are Typical for a 2nd Grader with Dyslexia?

Don’t be Intimidated: Asking Questions in Class as a Blind Student

September 21, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Learning Ally College Success Program mentor Joe Retherford shares his thoughts on why blind college students should never be ... Read More about Don’t be Intimidated: Asking Questions in Class as a Blind Student

A Letter to my Dyslexic Child's New Teacher
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August 4, 2015 by Mir Ali

Dear Ms Smith, First, I want to say how much I admire you. You see, I am the daughter of ... Read More about A Letter to my Dyslexic Child's New Teacher

The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch
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August 3, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, despite ultimately graduating with honors, I found myself on academic probation ... Read More about The Disability Services Office is a Tool, Not a Crutch

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