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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.


When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage
When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage

February 19, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Until he was formally diagnosed in 5th grade with acute dyslexia and a 3rd grade reading level, Ryan Ansel ... Read More about When Dyslexia Becomes an Advantage

Looking Back on "Avenues to Access"
Looking Back on

February 14, 2011 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

We're still catching our collective breath after RFB&D’s 51st National Achievement Awards concluded on February 9 in Washington, DC. ... Read More about Looking Back on "Avenues to Access"

Three-Way Play
Three-Way Play

December 9, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

The Llorente family of Colorado has a unique three-way connection to RFB&D: Daughter Stephanie is a student member with ... Read More about Three-Way Play

"Magic Happens Here"

December 6, 2010 by Diane Kelber (LAE)

Magic happens every day in Susan Allen’s special education classroom, where children who used to hate reading now sit ... Read More about "Magic Happens Here"

IDEA Then and Now: A Game Changer
IDEA Then and Now: A Game Changer

December 2, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

When President Gerald Ford affixed his signature to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1975, it was ... Read More about IDEA Then and Now: A Game Changer

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