Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement


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.

Ambassadors Help Peers Overcome Challenges
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On Super Bowl eve, hundreds packed The Wildlife Experience to be a part of an event designed to celebrate and educate about learning differences in Colorado youth.Students The Colorado YES! (Youth Examples of Self Advocacy) Ambassadors wowed the crowd with demonstrations, personal stories of overcoming the odds and messages of hope. The YES! Ambassadors — a group of Colorado students with learning disabilities who mentor, counsel and empower other students with learning disabilities to advocate for themselves at school and in the community — hold several such events each year. The YES! Program, part of the nonprofit Learning Ally, hopes to change the way teachers, parents and kids view learning disabilities. More than 7,000 students and 200 schools across the region are involved in Learning Ally technology programs and youth services. For more information, visit www.learningally.org and www.explore1in5.org. Read this story in the Elbert County News.

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