Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   61 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: Westport CT 06880 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 06-1544545
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great resource for my sons with ADHD, NVLD et al. I find I use their advice with my "neurotypical" kids, too.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities was a resource that was definitely helpful for me and my family. It prepared us for my son's IEP meeting by informing us of the accommodations that were available to us.
It's always a great resource for me when I'm needing to be more informed about what to do next in regards to my son's academic path.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a desperate mother looking for answers , help and most of all , a light at the end of a tunnel ! Smart kids with learning disabilities gave me that light and filed my heart with hopes and strength to help my 10 year old daughter live with her disabilities in a easier way .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to make it in different languages to reach countries where people and teachers are not aware of this kind of gifted kids .

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities has provided me with resources and guidance that have been extremely beneficial. Smart Kids is a platform that contains a wealth of knowledge including informative newsletters and local programs. Jane Ross, the founder of Smart Kids, is dedicated to supporting parents of children with LD and ADD/ADHD.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities has been an invaluable group for me. I knew that I was not alone on the crazy journey with my daughter. All of the folks that I have encountered have been so very helpful and have helped me to better support my daughter's needs. I have attended their seminars and the topics have been very pertinent for my family and my friends with children with LD. They are wonderful group of caring individuals who have or are going through the same crazy world of special education.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities saved my sanity! Both my boys were diagnosed with LD and I was at my wits end. I needed to understand. I used the SKLD website to gather expert information into each of their areas. It not only explained their disabilities but I was beginning to understand my children and how to relate to them. Then came the "Smart Kids" lectures. So, I wasn't alone. There were other families like ours and I was getting practical advise on ways to help my children. SKLD is a wealth of knowledge and inspiration, giving this mom the support and commrodary I need to continue to advocate for my boys with all theur strengths and differences. They truly are SMART kids with learning disablities and bright futures ahead. Thank you SKLD for helping to see me through this journey and to understand the brilliant potential of each of my children.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for this organization has been very empowering in helping me realize that my son will be successful. I joined Smart Kids as a volunteer over 7 years ago when I thought my world was ending and my child was failing, and this organization buoyed me, supported me, educated me, and helped me to give my child the assistance he needed to be successful. Smart Kids is a community of parents willing to lend a shoulder or a hand, with tons of information on the website, newsletter, and through local programs to motivate parents to push schools to get support. Most importantly, it helps parents to believe in their children, which is the key factor to a child's success. My son is achieving A's and B's in High School, and I am sure its because Smart Kids helped me around the hurdles that were preventing his success.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Through Smart Kids, I have had the pleasure of meeting terrific parents from CT and NY who have given me great advice. Smart Kids has change the world for parents and their children by raising awareness on learning disabilities. The news letter/website is insightful, timely, and well researched. I love the local educational programs with gifted experts in their fields of study. Smart Kids is a great organization, which I am so very proud to be a part. After all, it takes a community to raise a child; Smart Kids has been my community.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Jane Ross has provide me with suggestions on resources and inspiring advise that has been invaluable in helping me through my journey with my daughter. I can not thank her enough for all of the help she has provide. I look forward to every issues of the news letter as well as all of the terrific parent education that help my family gain on so many levels a deaper understanding of the complexities of living with a learning disabiliy. We are very fortunate to have such an excellent resource in our backyard.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Yes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No

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Rating: 5 stars  

Two out of my three kids have learning disabilities. Smart kids helped me learn about their specific disabilities through their news letters and their speakers. The information I received opened doors for my kids. I was able to get them tested and find the appropriate accommodations they both needed. Smart kids was and still is my life line. When no one understood what I was going through with my kids, smart kids understood and provided me with support and information. The more I understood how they ticked, the more I understood my child. I was able to approach each situation with patience and not a knee jerk reaction. Today my kids are thriving in their schools and they are very happy. I am so grateful to Smart Kids that I wanted to give back, so for the last 4 yrs I have been volunteering for them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

This organization has empowered me by educating me on my children's disabilities. In turn I then felt confident to find help and get them the accommodations they needed to succeed. This organization also gave me hope. And by shedding light on the topic it gave me strength and let me know that I wasn't alone in this. That it's ok to think outside the box and color out side the lines. That each child has their own uniqueness that makes them special.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer programing nation wide so all could benefit. At present the programs that are offered are specifically for Fairfield County CT. (which I am fortunate to live in, so I can attend most of the programs)

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Rating: 5 stars  

The help and support I have received from Smart kids with Learning Disabilities has been invaluable.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The newsletters provide useful information - information that has helped me support and advocate for my daughter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change a thing.

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