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Planning is important for any teen on their way to college – but for those with disabilities, it’s absolutely imperative. NCVO London

Helping your student with disabilities prepare for the future

Numerous measures are in place to help young disabled children thrive, but the transition beyond school can be a difficult one. Here are some tips for families to help their children prepare for life beyond.
Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do. Tim Kwee

Learning disabilities do not define us

The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
Whether you have a physical disability, mental illness or learning challenge, there are strategies to help you earn your degree. Stocksnap

How to succeed in college with a disability

For many disabled students, college is the first time that they're put to the test of making their own way. The experience can be challenging, but there are strategies to help ease the way.
Those with learning or other disabilities need someone to back them up in the legal system to avoid injustices. Making a Murderer/Netflix

What Making a Murderer tells us about disability and disadvantage in criminal law

The most shocking moments of the true crime documentary Making a Murderer depict two police officers gently coaxing a softly spoken teenager to recount his role in a vicious crime. Warning: spoilers ahead.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) allowed access to special education for people with disabilities. Tim Kwee

My disabilities do not define me. I am Jim

On July 26, America celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This law and its predecessors changed the lives of those with disabilities. This is Jim's story.
About 14% of intellectually gifted children also have a learning disability. Shutterstock

Intellectually gifted students often have learning disabilities

Mention the terms "intellectual giftedness" and "learning disability" and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand.
Learning disabilities may make life more of a challenge, but a diagnosis is not a life sentence. Shutterstock

Does my child have a learning disability?

For some children, despite having no known physical or mental disability, learning to read, write, spell, do maths, dress, throw and catch a ball, or organise themselves presents significant challenges…
Parents often know best how to help their kids overcome barriers to learning. Olesia Bilkei/Shutterstock. Cognitive development photo

Changes to special needs education may shut out parents

How schools should support students with special educational needs and disabilities is a controversial area of research. Debates continue over whether certain conditions exist or not, or if they are “over…
Many children have difficulty reading, but should we label this dyslexia? shutterstock

Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing…

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