Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities provides information, support and inspiration to parents of children with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders, while also educating the public about the remarkable gifts and talents of these kids.

Our comprehensive, award-winning website and blog, free e-newsletter and regional educational programs empower parents to become effective advocates for their children. Smart Kids also emphasizes the importance of nurturing a childs interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

Upcoming Events

April 17, 2018
Finding the Right School for Students with LD & ADHD: Options for Middle and Secondary Schools 
with Audrey Ludemann

Join us for a talk by educational consultant Audrey Ludemann on finding the best fit for your middle or secondary age child with learning differences and/or ADHD. Audrey will discuss a range of learning environments and services, as well as what to consider when assessing independent schools. Other educational options will be touched upon, including online learning, individualized programming, micro-schools and summer learning.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD and the Westport Library
To register: http://schoolforstudentswithld.eventbrite.com


April 21, 2018
Social Skills Are the Key to Success: Teaching Kids with LD and ADHD
with Dr. Marcia EckerdKids with learning disabilities and/or ADHD often struggle to navigate the unspoken rules of social interactions. Relationships have more to do with success and satisfaction than grades in school. For children who have trouble making friends, social skills must be taught explicitly. This program will cover the building blocks of social skills: body language, tone, word choice, emotional self-control, seeing the big picture, predicting outcomes, adaptability, and social recovery.

Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am
Place: Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD – Northern Fairfield Chapter
To register: http://buildingsocialskills.eventbrite.com

April 27, 2018
Make Waves: 2018 Annual GalaJoin us for an evening honoring our 2018 Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award winners and the 2018 Be the Difference Award recipient, Robert M. Tudisco, Esq. The evening will include a cocktail reception, live and wine auction.

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT
To Purchase Tickets: http://smartkidswld.schoolauction.net/2018gala


May 1, 2017
LD from the Inside Out: Young People Panel

Here’s a chance to get a view inside the minds of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Our panel of teens and young adults will talk about their experiences living with learning disabilities.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30
Place: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD and Westport Library
To register: http://ldinsideout.eventbrite.com