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.


Metuchen, New Jersey student wins National Achievement Award
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June 2, 2016 by Mir Ali

Wesley Brooks is one of six students from across the U.S. to receive Learning Ally’s National Achievement Award MyCentralJersey.com - ... Read More about Metuchen, New Jersey student wins National Achievement Award

The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind
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December 8, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

In partnership with the Lavelle Fund for the Blind, Learning Ally is piloting The College Success Program, a research-based ... Read More about The Secret to College Success for Students Who Are Blind

How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment
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November 23, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Abigail Lanier, center, runs with help from a sighted guide. College Success Program mentor coordinator Abigail Lanier shares how and ... Read More about How to Be Athletic with a Visual Impairment

Blind Ph.D. Student Has a Message for Learning Ally Volunteers
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November 11, 2015 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

National Achievement Award Winner, Henry "Hoby" Wedler, is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UC Davis studying chemistry. He is ... Read More about Blind Ph.D. Student Has a Message for Learning Ally Volunteers

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

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