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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

96 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2

Donor

Rating: 4

Smart kids is a wonderful organization that was started to empower parents of children with different learning styles . The information is most helpful in giving tips on how you can help your children and gain support for yourself in parenting in a somewhat difficult landscape . The more you know the more you are empowered to help your child. It has been such a huge help for me in parenting my son with ADHD and learning disabilities . I encourage everyone to check it out.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have received emails from smart kids and I tell you, the information that is presented is always on time and relevant to my needs. I have a child with a learning disability. It's a GREAT resource and I hope to always have access. Thank you

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Smart Kids has helped me as a parent access important information for my child to succeed in school. Experts who are in the field of education and parenting have helped me be the most supportive parent of my ADHD child I can be. And what I learn is part of a continuum!

1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Consistent, high-quality articles that educate parents on issues of concern for their children with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD. They often have a unique viewpoint that I haven't found elsewhere. I feature their work often on the Pinterest page about ADHD that I manage. My only regret is that they don't feature pictures, so I have to create a poster each time I Pin from the site. The content, however, is worth the extra work.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Smart Kids provided a life line at a time when our family needed it most. Our son was struggling significantly in school, and his needs were not being addressed successfully. We found a supportive community in Smart Kids and the research provided within the newsletters offered answers to some of our questions. Also, inspirational stories of adults with learning disabilities who achieved success offered comfort and hope to our son at a critical time in his life.

1 Amy_201

Client Served

Rating: 5

I can't recall how I learned about the website Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, but I am so grateful that I did. I've found it full of informative articles about the issues that my children are dealing with, articles that not only provide great insight into their struggles, but also suggest helpful steps for dealing with them. This is a well-organized, obviously carefully thought-out site. Keep up the good work!

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son is profoundly dyslexic and has auditory processing issues. Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a great resource for parents trying to identify if their child has a LD and how to connect with others with LDs. with Smart Kids there is no reason for a parent to navigate the tricky waters of ensuring that his/her child gets everything that necessary for success in life. My son was the recipient of last year's Fred Epstein Award given by Smart Kids and he couldn't have been prouder. The gala was an amazing opportunity to meet so many accomplished people with LDs. It really had a positive impact on him.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!!

2 Michele100

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a professional ADHD and Executive Functions Coach, I often refer clients to this wonderful organization. Not only do they provide helpful and timely information, but they provide families compassion and hope. I regularly attend their lectures and read their newsletter to stay up-to-date.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

4 Jlk B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is a wonderful resource for professionals as well as parents. I highly recommend tapping this resource for quick information or in-depth articles.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.