Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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.

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October 9, 2010

The Sound of Greatness

Authoritative. Familiar. Ubiquitous. Friendly. Resonant. These are just some of the many words that were used to describe RFB&D's remarkable volunteer Art Gilmore, a major voice in American television and radio, who passed away at the age of 98 on September 25, 2010.

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October 7, 2010

Facing the Monster

On October 6th at the Dyslexia Awareness Day Rally in Columbus, Ohio, a young woman bravely stepped up to the podium to read a poem she had written. Emily Long, a student in Ohio and a new member of RFB&D, brought the audience to tears with her original account of living with a profound learning difference.

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October 1, 2010

Drawn to Inspire

Congratulations to Kathleen Magoffin Dougherty, a talented RFB&D member in Los Angeles, who was awarded First Prize Youth Winner for a hand-drawn poster she submitted to the city's Department on Disability's competition to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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September 24, 2010

A Lady and Her Trumpet

Blind since birth, RFB&D member Chela Robles has navigated through many obstacles while maturing into a determined and dedicated musician. Her love of the trumpet is as natural as breathing, and joins with a deep religious faith, bold spirit and persistent work ethic. We caught up with her in California to have a conversation about life and music.

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September 18, 2010

Homework Made Simple

In celebration of Back-to-School Month, RFB&D has sought out leading lights in the learning-differences field for suggestions on how parents and their children can work more effectively together. Ann Dolin, an expert in education and learning disability issues, is shining that light brightly with the recent publication of her book,  Homework Made Simple – Tips, Tools and Solutions for Stress-Free Homework.

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