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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.


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Dyslexic Author Gary Karton Has A Message for Kids: "Different is Good"
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April 2, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Gary Karton is the author of The Last Akaway, the first book in the fantastical Brody Boondoggle adventure series for kids. ... Read More about Dyslexic Author Gary Karton Has A Message for Kids: "Different is Good"

James Gandolfini and Ben Foss Discuss "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan"
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March 7, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

We're pleased to share this inspiring video that Learning Ally's friend Ben Foss made with James Gandolfini, shortly before the ... Read More about James Gandolfini and Ben Foss Discuss "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan"

A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University
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February 25, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

  Eddie Maza displays one of his favorite works of literature in both print and audio format. From an early ... Read More about A Dyslexic American Teen in Jerusalem, Bound for Yale University

Helping Dyslexic Children Thrive: Webinar with Barbara Steinberg
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January 29, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Finding and agreeing on the right accommodations for students with dyslexia can be a challenge for families and educators. Parents ... Read More about Helping Dyslexic Children Thrive: Webinar with Barbara Steinberg

Childhood Stroke Victim Lives Life as ‘A Normal Kid’

January 16, 2014 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

OSU freshman who rose above strokes as a child thrives as an engineering major This article and video interview, by reporter ... Read More about Childhood Stroke Victim Lives Life as ‘A Normal Kid’

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