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  

1 person found this review helpful

Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities and ADHD has been the single most important organization that has helped me as a parent of a child with dyslexia and 3 children with ADHD. The information presented is always clear, understandable, and very empowering to me. With Smart Kids I have found a direction to assist my children and set them on a path to successful school experiences and terrific self awareness. And the information keeps coming, so the learning never stops.

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I often feel as though the newsletters are written with my family in mind. Smart Kids is an insider's view that addresses issues in a research-based, compassionate way. I get a lot of support from this newsletter and have recommended it to many other families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Both my boys are diagnosed ADHD. This group helps me to understand their learning differences and how best to parent them in a system that does not accommodate these differences. It has been a great resource for me.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This group provides hope and newsletters with different forms of help. One that I received several months ago involved Amazon. I purchase a lot from Amazon and I did not realize that I could sign up for Amazon Smile and 5% of my purchases would go to support the charity of my choice.

Thanks SmartKids for all do for parents to let us know we are not alone.

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Rating: 4 stars  

This group continues to help me immensely by keeping me up to date on parenting, resources and support as a parent of a son who has ADHD.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a subscriber to the newsletter for one year. I subscribed because my 8yr old gifted son seems like he has ADHD and I wanted to learn more about the disorder. I had never heard of twice exceptional and was having difficulty understanding how my son could be so smart in some areas but seem so challenged in others. Through the newsletter I read accounts of others like him, learned of accommodations to try, and how to advocate on his behalf with the school.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a Sylvan Learning Center Director in Jackson, MS. I am always searching for information and websites to share with our Sylvan families. I find this site user friendly and very informative. I recommend it very frequently to be used as a resource. Our philosophy at Sylvan is "the more you know the better prepared you are to make decisions about your child." This website is fantastic!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Excellent resource- I share the website with everyone!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The articles provided in the Smart Kids with Disabilities email newsletter have been very valuable. As a parent with a child with ADHD and Aspergers, I have found many of the articles very helpful with the IEPT process, assisting our son at school, and many other topics that sometimes, I had not thought of. This organization provides very valuable assistance to parents such as myself. It is also very uplifting to read the articles of others who have similar diagnoses and have gone on to be very successful in life. Smart Kids with Disabilities is a wonderful resource.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the parent of 3 children, 2 with LD, I cannot adequately express my gratitude and admiration for SKLD & Jane Ross.
When my son entered public schools we knew he would be needing more than the typical child. The schools only refused to acknowledge that any problems existed & patronize the overprotective parents. After butting heads with the school system for 3 years and reading everything I could find on the Internet, I finally found Smart Kids.
With SKLD I found support, resources and education. Their only private agenda is to help each child achieve their potential. They help families acquire the information necessary to make educated decisions that are best for their child's needs.
I cannot imagine what the outcome would have been without SKLD but I'm pretty sure it would not have included college and the happy, self assured, creative young man that my son has become.
Because of my involvement with Jane & Smart Kids I am confident that I now have the tools I need to see my young twice gifted daughter through what is sure to be an amazing journey rather than the stressful experience it might have been with out the experiences I have had with Smart Kids with LD over the past 12 years.
THANK YOU JANE & SMART KIDS!!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities helped my son when his self-esteem was at its lowest point. SKLD gave my son an award acknowledging his academic abilities and his learning disability. As a parent, it was reassuring to meet other parents with children who had academic abilities and learning disabilities knowing we experienced the same problems with the school systems. I highly recommend Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities as a resource for parents and children.

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

I would like to see Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities have a presence in the African-American and Hispanic communities where we are losing our children in the school system who are intelligent yet have learning disabilities and do not have the appropriate advocacy or resources to support the parents and the children.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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