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

February 5, 2020
Parent Circle – Reviewing the IEP
with Anne Munkenbeck

Advocate Anne Munkenbeck will review the many sections of the individualized education plan (IEP). Bring your child’s plan and your questions. Parent Circles connect parents of children with learning disabilities and ADHD in a flexible discussion group.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Place: SKLD offices, 161 East Ave., Suite 104, Norwalk, CT
RSVP: [email protected]


March 10, 2020
Getting Help for Struggling Readers Using the IEP
with Anne Treimanis and Sonali Sarma

Special Education Attorney Anne Treimanis and Special Education Advocate Sonali Sarma walk you through the legal process for getting appropriate school-based services for your struggling student. Co-sponsored by The Westport Library.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Place: The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/usingtheiep


March 25, 2020
LD & ADHD from the Inside Out

A panel of students will talk about their experiences with ADHD and learning disabilities, so parents, teachers, and kids can get an inside view of these issues.

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Place: Rye Free Reading Room, 1061 Boston Post Rd., Rye, NY
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/ldstudentpanel


April 14, 2020
Understanding Your Child with ADHD and Best Current Treatment Options
with Cindy Keefe

Dr. Cindy Keefe will provide a detailed overview of ADHD, including how to understand your child, and identifying the top treatment approaches that are likely to be helpful. She will also emphasize programs that provide support for parents.  

Time: 7:00 – 8:30pm
Place: The Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road, Westport, CT
RSVP: www.eventbrite.com/understandingyourchildadhd


April 24, 2020
Make Waves: 2020 Annual Gala

Honoring the Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award recipients and the Founding Mothers of Smart Kids with LD

Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm
Place: Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Tickets: TBA


October 4, 2020
3rd Annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with LD

Join in our community event to celebrate kids, empower parents, and combat stigma.

Time: 12:00 – 3:00pm
Place: Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Registration: TBA


November 7, 2020
4th Annual Fall Parenting Conference: Rising to the Challenge

Our conference offers a full day of programs and presentations covering the academic, social, and medical issues related to learning and attention issues, all in language parents can understand and use.

Time: 8:30am – 3:00pm
Place: Winston Preparatory School, 57 West Rocks Road, Norwalk, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Registration: TBA