The 2021 Fred J Epstein Youth Achievement Awards (YAA) were recently presented at the Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities annual benefit. The award, named for pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Fred J Epstein, recognizes outstanding achievements by young people with learning… Read the rest
With a nod to social distancing, this year’s annual gala for Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities was an online affair. Yet not even coronavirus could dampen the celebration of the 2020 Youth Achievement Honorees—an amazing group of young people who,… Read the rest
Each year Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities honors a group of outstanding young people who, despite their learning challenges, are making a difference in their schools and communities through their remarkable achievements. Following are this year’s honorees:
Fred J. Epstein… Read the rest
Smart Kids: In talking about your learning challenges you coined the term “diffabilities.” What exactly does that mean?
Aja Capel: As far as I’m concerned I do not have learning disabilities. “Dis” means lacking or without; therefore learning disabilities would… Read the rest
James Baldwin once said “a journey is called a journey because you cannot know what you will discover on the journey, what you will do with what you find, or what you find will do to you.”
On my fantastic… Read the rest