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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.


Mir Ali
Mir Ali
Mir Ali's Blog

Longtime Valley Artist Now Painting Pictures With Words

February 22, 2016 by Mir Ali

GLACIER VIEW, AK — An accomplished Matanuska Valley painter has begun another canvas, but this time her voice is ... Read More about Longtime Valley Artist Now Painting Pictures With Words

Tutor Highlight: Julie Rorabacher, Reading and Language Arts Centers
Tutor Highlight: Julie Rorabacher, Reading and Language Arts Centers

February 19, 2016 by Mir Ali

When high school English teacher Julie Rorabacher had triplets, she decided she needed a more flexible career path. Tutoring children ... Read More about Tutor Highlight: Julie Rorabacher, Reading and Language Arts Centers

Specialist Spotlight: Hettie Johnson, Speech-Language Pathologist
Specialist Spotlight:  Hettie Johnson, Speech-Language Pathologist

February 19, 2016 by Mir Ali

As a speech-language pathologist, Hettie Johnson believes in a holistic approach to helping children who struggle academically. "Our children ... Read More about Specialist Spotlight: Hettie Johnson, Speech-Language Pathologist

(Mis)Understanding Spelling Mistakes and How to (Re)Solve Them
(Mis)Understanding Spelling Mistakes and How to (Re)Solve Them

February 18, 2016 by Mir Ali

guest blog by Dr. Kelli Sandman-Hurley Dyslexia Training Institute Spelling mistakes are not just annoyances that are begging to be marked ... Read More about (Mis)Understanding Spelling Mistakes and How to (Re)Solve Them

A Mother Shares Her Dyslexic Daughter's Turnaround
A Mother Shares Her Dyslexic Daughter's Turnaround

February 11, 2016 by Mir Ali

In this powerful 2 minute video, Barbara Marbury talks about her daughter's early struggles with dyslexia, her success as ... Read More about A Mother Shares Her Dyslexic Daughter's Turnaround

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