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 22, 2019
2nd Annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities

Join us to celebrate our community of Smart Kids and their families!

Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Place: Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Registration: http://www.smartkidswithld.org/smartwalk


October 2, 2019
The ADHD Iceberg
by Andrea Elrom, M.A. Ed., ACC

Executive Function coach Andrea Elrom will discuss the many layers of ADHD, beyond the ability to focus on schoolwork or sit still, and how parents can work with their children to help.

Time: 7:00-8:30 pm
Place: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Registration: http://theadhdiceberg.eventbrite.com


October 22, 2019
Technology Addiction: What It Is and What To Do About It
by Nadja Streiter, LCSW

Cell phones, social media, e-mail, and gaming have become part of the social fabric and kids spend hours in front of screens.  Ms. Streiter will discuss problematic use of technology, its addictive characteristics, and tips for how to tackle digital demands and distractions. Prior to the presentation, SKLD will host an Open House to share information about our programs, events, and resources.

Time: Open House – 7:00pm, Program 7:30 – 8:30pm
Place: The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
Sponsored by: The Westport Chapter of SKLD and The Westport Library
Registration: http://technologyaddiction.eventbrite.com


November 2, 2019
Rising to the Challenge: 3rd Annual Fall Parenting Conference

Parenting is hard, and parents of children with learning disabilities and attention issues face unique challenges. Learn from experts during a full day of programs, and meet other parents who understand.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Winston Preparatory School, 57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Registration: http://risingtothechallenge3.eventbrite.com