Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   78 reviews

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Westport CT 06880 USA

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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love receiving the email newsletters from Smart Kids! I read it every time I get them and I share the information with my family and teachers. I have a son who has multiple learning disabilities and was diagnosed of ADHD at the age of 4. Since he started elementary school, he was also diagnosed with emotional disability, speech/language delay, sensory disability, and executive functioning disability.

When I first learned about my son’s diagnosis of ADHD, it was very overwhelming. I had no idea the magnitude of how ADHD and other learning disabilities can affect one’s life. I imagined that no matter how much I read about it and talked to teachers and parents who have gone through the same challenges, that there would be an easy fix. My son is now 7 years old and we are still continuing to see these challenges. It’s a lot better now than where we first started. Thanks to the support of Smart kids, family and friends, and teachers in our community.

Smart kids has been a huge impact on my life as I read the newsletters and visit the website often searching for answers and clarification. The information on the website is empowering and gives me hope that my son can excel in school and in life with his multiple disabilities. I’m not alone in this journey. I’m just one of many parents who have daily challenges. The website is a wonderful, smart, genius non-profit hub that I will continue to support as new information is always presented from a professional, educational, clinical, and research background that I respect.

I have taken so many notes from Smart kids and I appreciate very much what a great job you are all doing. Keep up the great work!

Thank you!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Our son was basically left on our own resources by his school after a farce of a PPT meeting. I was intoduced by accident to SKLD at a presentation at my library. I was introduced to a myriad of resources that I only wished I had known of 5 years earlier! Through them, we found a means to have him tested and then a therapist. We also found out how approach then school after endless road locks were thrown in our path.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

When you have a child with a learning disability you spend a great deal of time researching and trying to find information to help your child. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities puts it all together in one website. It's a great resource for parents.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I'm sure every parent who suddenly finds out their child has special needs does what we did; look for information, understanding and support. We found it at SKWLD and are very grateful for their work. It helps to give our child's difference a validation.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Our son has had an IEP (for ADD and language processing challenges)since pre K, and with the help of the resources including electronic newsletters as well as numerous lectures offered by Smart kids-we have had a lot of help navigating this journey.
He is now in 5th grade and totally mainstreamed and in the mix. He has to work much harder than his typical siblings but is so proud of his own accomplishments which have exceeded our expectations by far. He is his own best advocate now!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities has been a tremendous Blessing and resource for my family and I as we navigate our way through our daughters special education process! It is so encouraging to know that there are other families who are facing the same or similar struggles!! It has given us so many avenues to help us during our fight to keep our daughters IEP intact!! We are so grateful for this organization!!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My daughter is "double identified," which in the language of special education means that she is very smart and also has a learning disability that interferes with standard school programming. This child, who would earn scores of over 700 on both the verbal and writing SATs, also has dyslexia. We started requesting--and then fighting for--services from our local, high performing, public school district before she even entered 1st grade. Long story short, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities provided resources as well as moral support throughout. Right from the first, it was reassuring to know that we were not the only family with a smart kid who needed specific services to learn in certain areas. The name says it all.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Smart Kids with LD served as an entry into me learning more about my daughter's disabilities and since that time, I have learned much about the world where kids struggle. Smart Kids made me realize that there is hope for kids who just don't learn the way schools want to teach them. Their brains just work different and that is okay. Smart Kids provided a forum for me to understand my daughter's disability and I in turn have tried to help others.

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Some

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

When my son was in middle school, I finally joined an online support group for Los Angeles parents of children with Aspergers, and it was the best thing I could have done for not only my son, but my husband and me. The parents shared resources with us "newbies" who were having difficulties trying to ensure our kids with learning disabilities were still getting a true education, and not just getting babysat all day at school. This site was suggested, and I signed up for the newsletters. From them, and the resources available on the site, I have learned so much about how to focus on my son's strengths, and how to work around or through his weaknesses. The real-life success stories have given me not just hope but different ideas for my son's future. I get a lot of newsletters in my email inbox, and this is one organization whose emails I never just automatically delete. Each one is completely read, and often forwarded to another parent who might benefit from a particular article! Thanks for offering such excellent information!
Tristan's Mom

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilies, Inc. is a wonderful site for parents like myself who deal day to day with a child of special needs. I refer to the articles and support that this site provides on a regular basis. I have also referred this site to many of my friends that have LD children and they also find it extremely helpful. I thank them for providing support to those of us who feel we don't always have a place to turn.

 
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