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 3, 2019
Effective Reading Instruction and How to Get It
by Sheryl Knapp and Anne Treimanis

Students who struggle to learn to read require explicit, systematic instruction, targeted toward specific needs, using an evidence-based methodology. Literacy expert Sheryl Knapp and special education attorney Anne Treimanis will discuss how to evaluate a child’s needs and how to get the right interventions from school.

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities and Westport Library
Registration: http://howtogeteffectivereading.eventbrite.com


April 26, 2019
Make Waves: 2019 Annual Gala

Join us in celebrating the Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award recipients and our Community Service Award honoree, Dr. Benjamin N. Powers, Headmaster of The Southport School. A cocktail reception, silent wine auction, and thrilling live auction will fill the evening with excitement!

Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT
Tickets: smartkdswld.schoolauction.net/makewaves2019


June 3, 2019
Navigating College for Students with LD & ADHD
by Deena Maerowitz and Panel of College Students

Our panel of college students, moderated by Deena Maerowitz of the The Bertram Group, will address getting the supports and accommodations students need, how to discuss learning challenges with professors, and concerns such as course load, time management, life skills, and navigating the social scene. High school students and parents welcome.

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities and Westport Library
Registration: http://navigatingcollegepanel.eventbrite.com