It’s the Smart Walk for Smart Kids with LD

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is gearing up for its Third Annual Smart Walk Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, CT.

This community event celebrates the strengths and talents of young people with LD and ADHD, challenges the stigma long associated with these issues, and empowers parents.

So lace up your walking shoes and join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family!

How To Get Involved

The entry fee is $15 per person (with a limit of $50 per family); there is no charge for children under 5. Individuals, families, and teams are welcome to walk the approximate 2-mile scenic route at their own pace. 

Additional activities include crafts, games, music, ice cream, and touch-a-truck, plus local celebrity author Melissa Shapiro will appear with her inspiring deaf, blind, and very pink puppy, Piglet, with copies of her book provided by Books on the Common bookstore, of Ridgefield. Westport comedian Stephanie Bass will also sell copies of her new book, Driveway Showcase: My Blackboard Diary: A Comedian’s Year in Lockdown. 

If you can’t make it in person, please consider donating here. Our goal is to raise $40,000, with the proceeds going to Smart Kids education programs, youth mentoring, parent networking, the Countdown to Kindergarten pre-school literacy program, and our award-winning website—all of which aim to help children with learning and attention differences reach their full potential by inspiring, educating and empowering parents to help their children succeed.

Special Thanks

Smart Kids is grateful for the support of our sponsors to date: The Jay & Sari Canell Family Foundation; the Wooster School Bridge Program; The Southport School; Wilson & Son Jewelers of Scarsdale; the O’Hare Family; The Gow School; Gray Matters; Anxiety Institute; Winston Prep School; Ring’s End Inc.; and media sponsors WSHU and Moffly Media. 

A variety of high-profile sponsorships are still available. To learn more, contact Jane Ross, Executive Director of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. at or call (203) 226-6831. For additional information about Smart Kids, visit