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 child’s interests and strengths, and works to dispel the stigma and misconceptions about learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.
October 11, 2018
Bullying and Its Impact on Children with LD and ADHD
by Dan Weiner, MA, LPC
Children with LD and ADHD are particularly vulnerable both to being bullied and becoming a bully. Understand why and learn strategies to combat bullying.
Time: 7:00 – 8:15
Place: Windsor Public Library, 323 Broad St., Windsor, CT
Sponsored by: Westport Library and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities – Hartford Chapter
October 16, 2018
Managing Parent Stress
by Dr. Cindy Keefe
Dr. Cindy Keefe will provide a brief overview of parenting stress and how it affects you both emotionally and physically. She will highlight current research findings and discuss different strategies to help you and your child.
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Place: Fusion Academy, 777 Commerce Dr., Suite 100, Fairfield, CT
Sponsored by: Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities and Fusion Academy Fairfield
October 21, 2018
1st Annual Smart Walk for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities
Join this community event to empower parents, celebrate kids with learning disabilities and ADHD, and combat stigma. Help raise funds for educational programs, youth mentoring, parent networking, extensive resources and more. Individuals, families, and teams are welcome to walk the scenic ~1.5-mile route at their own pace.
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Place: Sherwood Island State Park, Westport, CT
November 17, 2018
Rising to the Challenge: 2nd Annual Parenting Conference
Details to come!
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Place: Winston Preparatory School, 57 West Rocks, Norwalk, CT
The Path to Success in College: Using Technology to Support Learning
by Bo ZamfirJoin Bo Zamfir, Director of the Center for Educational and Assistive Technology (CEAT), Southern Connecticut State University, in navigating the college transition and matching specific tools to collegiate tasks. We will focus on essential tasks for college success: organization, note taking, reading, research, writing, and presentations.
Place: Westport Women’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave., Westport, CT
Sponsored by: Westport Library and Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities – Westport Chapter
April 26, 2019
Details to come!