Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books
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June 1, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

For eight-year-old Leslie, dyslexia kept her reading at a kindergarten level even as she crossed through second grade. But ... Read More about Dyslexic Child Embraces Words and Books

Working at My Own Pace
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May 27, 2010 by Doug Sprei (LAE)

Blinded by a roadside bomb in Mahmudiyah, Iraq on August 22, 2004, retired Marine Michael Jernigan is now thriving in college ... Read More about Working at My Own Pace

"THE PACIFIC" - Companions to the Miniseries
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April 26, 2010 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

As HBO's acclaimed miniseries spotlights America’s epic role in ending Japan’s control of the Pacific, RFB&D members can ... Read More about "THE PACIFIC" - Companions to the Miniseries

Read the book, see the movie.
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March 15, 2010 by Lauren Holstein (LAE)

RFB&D's library keeps apace with a modern trend: serving up a delicious menu of books that share mass appeal with their offspring from Hollywood. ... Read More about Read the book, see the movie.