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.


Honoring Mothers of Children who Learn Differently
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When speaking with adults who have print disabilities such as dyslexia or visual impairment, nearly all of them credit someone for helping to guide them through life. Many times, that someone is their mother. On this mother's day, we honor mothers everywhere who: - kiss boo-boos - wipe away tears - delight in children's giggles - fearlessly advocate for their children - celebrate all victories - rejoice with each other in the bitter-sweet years as our children grow Here are some quotes from adults who have dyslexia or visual impairment about their mothers. Enjoy! Kayla3-225x300 "Dyslexia did not hold me back for long and I have my mother and father to thank for that. God gave me a mind and I wasn’t meant to waste it holding myself back by the things people told me I wouldn’t be able to do or become." ~ Kayla, rising college freshman, Learning Ally member, dyslexic         "Mamapic2 was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love." ~ Stevie Wonder, Musician/Singer/Songwriter, blind   pic2   “I didn’t think I had a problem. They (my parents) just let me fly. The reason I don’t talk about my dyslexia is because it’s not a problem. There’s a brilliance to dyslexia that a lot of people don’t talk about.” ~ Emily West, Singer/Songwriter, America's Got Talent finalist, dyslexic         Edison“My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint.” ~ Thomas Edison, Inventor, dyslexic           pic   "I firmly believe my mother's ideals and education have inspired me and my siblings to believe that we can all make a difference, and have something special to give." ~ Susan Hamphire, Actress, dyslexic           mothersday-DD-LA-IDA-square   Happy Mother's Day! Please, tell us about your mother in the comments section below.                 


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