2015 Youth Achievement Award – Apply Today!

There is still time to apply! Smart Kids with LD – Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award. This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. The Award will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field—including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service. Winners are nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or self. Deadline! Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2014.

2013 Smart Kids with LD -Youth Achievement Award

There is still time to apply! Smart Kids with LD – Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award. This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. It will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field—including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service. Winners are nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or self. Deadline! Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2013.

Giving Kids with LD & ADHD an Equal Opportunity to Learn

What is Universal Design for Learning? “Universal design calls for planning for the needs of the broadest possible range of users. Within an educational framework, universal design refers to a similar approach in designing and delivering products and services, such as curricula, instruction, and evaluations. Application for Special Education For students with LD and ADHD, who may struggle with traditional teaching methods, UDL offers the opportunity to access learning in ways that utilize their strengths rather than focusing on their deficits. Students’ individual learning styles are taken into account, in order to take advantage of the different ways in which …Read more

4 Keys to Managing Homework for Children with LD

If you have a child with LD, you probably know that you will have to help her complete her homework. Many kids are exhausted after the school day. Then, it’s time for homework. Are you the “educator, cheerleader, and therapist” in your home? Need some strategies for getting homework done? “There is no magic wand, and no single technique that works for all.” From Smart Kids with LD, read 4 Keys to Managing Homework for Children with Learning Disabilities by Dawn Matera, M.S., Special Education. “As curriculum demands increase and classroom teachers are forced to cover more ground, homework assumes …Read more

2012 Youth Achievement Award – Smart Kids with LD

There is still time to apply! Smart Kids with LD – Youth Achievement Award.  This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. It will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field—including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service. Winners are nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or self. Deadline! Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2012.

2011 Smart Kids with LD Youth Achievement Award

Nominations are open for the Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Youth Achievement Award. This $1,000 award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. It will be given to a student 19 or younger who has demonstrated initiative, talent and determination resulting in a notable accomplishment in any field—including art, music, science, math, athletics or community service. Winners are nominated by a parent, teacher, mentor, coach, or self. Deadline! Applications must be submitted by February 15, 2011.

Extended Deadline for Smart Kids Youth Achievement Award

Despite struggling for years with a host of learning disabilities and medical problems, Michael T. Sullivan, age 17,  never lost sight of what’s important. As an ardent activist, this two-sport varsity athlete (soccer and football) has  already done more to impact the lives of others than most of us will do in a lifetime. Do you know a Michael or a Michelle – or know someone who does? Don’t miss the opportunity to nominate someone for this $1,000 award. The award recognizes the strengths and accomplishments of young people with learning disabilities and ADHD. Deadline for nominations has been extended …Read more