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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.


Meryl Davis: Olympic Golden Girl and Dyslexic
Meryl Davis: Olympic Golden Girl and Dyslexic

February 21, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As she glides across the rink, figure skater Meryl Davis makes it look easy. She is an Olympic medalist ... Read More about Meryl Davis: Olympic Golden Girl and Dyslexic

Students with Disabilities Can Launch Their Career with a NASA Internship
Students with Disabilities Can Launch Their Career with a NASA Internship

February 18, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As an organization that provides access to textbooks, many of which focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), ... Read More about Students with Disabilities Can Launch Their Career with a NASA Internship

Research Connects Dyslexia to Auditory Working Memory
Research Connects Dyslexia to Auditory Working Memory

February 14, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

New research on dyslexia, as detailed in this Wired article, supports the hypothesis that dyslexia is caused by auditory-related ... Read More about Research Connects Dyslexia to Auditory Working Memory

Mom of Dyslexic Helps Fellow Parents Avoid Dyslexia Roadblocks
Mom of Dyslexic Helps Fellow Parents Avoid Dyslexia Roadblocks

February 13, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Middletown, New Jersey-based mom Diane Taranto is her daughter Caroline's biggest advocate. As a mother, Diane considers her biggest ... Read More about Mom of Dyslexic Helps Fellow Parents Avoid Dyslexia Roadblocks

Kate Scott: From Dyslexic and Illiterate to Author
Kate Scott: From Dyslexic and Illiterate to Author

February 5, 2014 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

Author Kate Scott has come a long way from not knowing the alphabet at age eight to becoming a published ... Read More about Kate Scott: From Dyslexic and Illiterate to Author

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