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Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Human Services

Mission: To educate, guide and inspire families of children with learning disabilities or adhd and to change the perception of learning disabilities as a stigmatizing condition. In 2014 the organization developed and launched a new website making extensive use of photos, graphics, video, and interactive features.

Programs: Smart kids with learning disabilities, inc. , (smart kids) provides information, guidance, and support to parents of children with learning disabilities by publishing newsletters, providing presentations and seminars, and maintaining a comprehensive, award-winning website.

Community Stories

105 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with this organization has been a joy for both me and my daughter. We meet many families with stories like ours. We get much more than we give!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

As a parent of a child with ADHD, the amount of information available can be both overwhelming and lacking. Both the SKLD newsletters and website cut through the clutter and deliver high-quality and practical information that makes dealing with learning challenges a little bit easier.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group has been a game changer for me and my family. The first sponsored seminar I went to by SKLD, was incredibly validating, moving and informative. I continue to learn, grow and be able to get my child more suitable help, because of the resources and information given at these speaking engagements held by the group.
I am looking forward to the support group they are starting up soon. It will be a great addition to the tremendous amount of resources they already share.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a special education teacher at a local high school, I can't say enough good things about having this resource at my fingertips! I share many stories and especially video's of kids with disabilities to my students. They can relate and it opens up many interesting discussions.
I also use and forward other resources the website provides; articles of interest for both teachers and parents. Highly recommended!

Aida C.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a parent of a child with ADHD and and occupational therapist that works with children with a variety of disabilities /Challenges.

Smart kids has helped me in many ways. It has helped me understand areas of development, transition and growth for children with learning disabilities. I have told all my friends about this wonderful website and all the amazing information that they share. I visit the website often and refer to it often in conversation with parents and peers.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As the mom of 2 boys with LDs I find the articles, insights and resources to be so incredibly helpful. Most importantly I know I’m not alone and there’s a community working to help our children.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a tremendous resource for our family. Each of our children has various needs so we read all of the articles. It covers a broad range of topics in a way that is easy to understand and give us ideas to implement. I would highly recommend this nonprofit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am beyond impressed with SmartKids. Every seminar I have attended has been transformational in our journey, accelerating our learning curve and helping us get the support and understanding we need. Jane Ross and her team have incredible access to the top people in the field, who generously share their knowledge to help us find our way. With so many school systems unable to cope with and/or in denial of learning differences, we parents are left on our own to figure out why our children are not blossoming in the structures of traditional education. Smart Kids has given me the tools to advocate for my child’s right to access their education and to honor their super powers and open the doors to their growth in their areas of strength. There is no better gift.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful resource on sending me information that can help me become more knowledgeable as an advocate and parent to my child.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great reference and so wonderful to be on this journey with our bright children with learning disabilities with other parents who care so much.

Claire Tisne H.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Smart Kids changed everything for us. Resources, events, community, support and hope. We are extremely grateful for all Jane and team's hard work.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

My daughter had a stroke two days after she gave birth to my grandson. His development was a bit delayed but it was obvious even in preschool that he was very bright. We had him evaluated by several different programs, but we were still not able to get him much help for his dysgraphia and ADHD. Your nonprofit newsletter was a voice In the wilderness for us as we continue to advocate for his needs. Thank you and keep up the good work you do.!

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a parent of a son w/ dyslexia and add, I was glad to be introduced to smart kids by a friend and am now on their board. The SKLD web site and articles are so informative. I have referred many other friends to the web site and they often say how grateful they are and how helpful the site is.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a tutor of children with dyslexia, I make sure that my students' parents know about Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities--I send them the link as soon as I start working with their child. It is an invaluable resource for my families!

Stephanie O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

The information they disseminate is powerful and life changing.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities provides a website with information that is potent and almost indispensable for about 15% - 20% of parents if they hope to raise a successful child. This information is invaluable for parents raising a child with ADHD, dyslexia, or any of several other learning disabilities. The incidence of ADHD is about 10% of the population, and dyslexia has a similar incidence. Unfortunately, schools are designed appropriately for about 50% - 60% of the population, leaving the other children and their parents unsuccessful. The Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities website fills the gap by providing much needed information to parents of kids who as otherwise neglected by schools.

Yamira Gonzalez I.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a learning disabilities consultant for an urban public school district. The Smart Kids With Learning Disabilities sites has helped me and the parents as well as the students that I service tremendously. I love the periodic newsletters I receive in my email letting me know of success stories, new programs/tools/strategies and new emerging research and/or reads. My parents, teachers and students have benefited greatly from the many strategies and new information I have gained from the site that I have turnkey for them. I highly recommend this site for anyone interested in learning about the disabilities covered under IDEA and strategies/recommendations to use when working with students/children with exceptional needs.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Not only do they publish an excellent newsletter that informs and inspires, but their free lectures are the best I've ever intended and provide information not readily available elsewhere. In this day and age, when the cuts to special education keep going deeper, this organization is needed now more than ever.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I think they are doing a great job at bringing different resources and speakers tone special education population-
It has been a fantastic resource

Catherine Gauthier T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Smart kids has made the difference in supporting programs with experts in the field who are objective and willing to go the extra mile. Their newsletters are very informative and they even host leadership conferences. Truly dedicated staff. Highly recommended.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Smart Kids for 11 years. I joined when my then 7 year old son was struggling so badly in school that he would physically shake with anxiety, was unable to focus at all in school, was incapable of making friends. Because of the support I found in this organization, plus the invaluable and practical information it provided to me, my son is now attending a well-respected college and receiving straight A's! Smart Kids told me he could get there and without their support, I am not sure he would. Thank you Smart Kids!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.