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

September 12, 2017
Literacy Evaluations and the Dyslexic Student
By Sheryl Knapp, A/AOGPE

What is a literacy evaluation, and how does it affect how students who struggle with reading should be taught? Sheryl Knapp, founder of the Literacy Learning & Assessment Center of Connecticut, will discuss the key components of reading, and how each can be assessed effectively, with particular focus on students with dyslexia.

Time: Registration & light supper, 6:00 pm, program 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: SoNo Branch of the Norwalk Public Library, 10 Washington St., Norwalk, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD, SPED*NET Wilton and the SoNo Branch Public Library
To register: literacyevaluations.eventbrite.com


September 26, 2017
Negotiating the College Application Process for Kids with LD and ADHD
By Deena Maerowitz, JD, MSW

Kids with LD or ADHD face greater challenges when applying to college. Deena Maerowtiz, college & graduate school advisor for The Bertram Group, will discuss how to find the right school and supports, how best to prepare the application, and how students can advocate for themselves at college.

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


October 5, 2017
How Executive Functions Impact Social Skills – Practical Strategies for Success 
By Daniel Weiner, MA, LPC

Children with ADHD or LD often lack the ability to organize, plan, manage time, problem-solve and control their emotions, leaving them confused and unprepared for social communication. Psychotherapist Daniel Weiner will share effective strategies parents and educators can use to support kids in their relationships with others.

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: Intensive Education Academy, 840 North Main St., West Hartford, CT
Sponsored by: Greater Hartford Chapter of Smart Kids with LD
To register: executivefunctionandsocialskills.eventbrite.com


October 10, 2017
Stress and Learning: Managing the Impact of Anxiety
by Susan Bauerfeld, PhD

Susan Bauerfeld, licensed clinical psychologist and ADHD coach, will discuss the physical mechanisms of anxiety and worry, and discuss how these mechanisms impact the brain’s ability to learn. Dr. Bauerfeld will present practical skills for managing worry that foster self-regulation, increased capacity for learning, and improved interpersonal relationships.

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