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 child’s interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
June 8, 2017
Learning Disabilities from the Inside Out: Young People Share Their Views
By Teen & Young Adult 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 a young adult will talk about their experiences living with learning disabilities.
Parents and young people alike will benefit from hearing their stories on everything from the emotional impact of these issues, to the need for self-advocacy. The panelists will share their viewpoints on how to best address learning disabilities, in addition to providing advice on how to achieve both personal and academic success.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD, Northern Fairfield County Chapter
To register: LDfromtheInsideOut.eventbrite.com
June 13, 2017
Engaging the Reluctant Reader: Helping Your Child Learn to Love Books
By Dr. Margie Gillis
Children who don’t enjoy reading often struggle with some aspect of that all-important skill. It may be reading the words, understanding the vocabulary, or putting all the ideas together once the words have been deciphered. Find out what the core components of reading are, and learn some tips to support your child’s development of those skills — as well as how to motivate him to want to read.
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Place: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Rd., Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD, Westport Chapter & Westport Library
To register: reluctantreader.eventbrite.com