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user5328491 October 16, 2013


Hello, we are thinking of moving to the Vancouver WA area in the very near future. Our son has very functional Down Syndrome. His disability... More » 

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nvldman January 2, 2009


Hi everyone, I'm a 22 year old male with a non-verbal learning disability. I'll share some pieces of advice from someone...

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user5308854 September 28, 2013


nvldman Yours is one of the most honest, cogent, clear and hopeful explanations of how an NVLD kid perceives his world.... More »

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user5323807 October 11, 2013


I am 32 was diagnosed with NVLD 10 years ago I float from job to job every three years despite having a masters degree... More »

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sfmom2 July 8, 2013


My 18 year old son just graduated from high school. He was admitted to UC, however the situation is such that due to procrastinating and cramming... More » 

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TeacherParent July 14, 2013


Your family doctor or pediatrician might be able to recommend a psychologist - and you might try to find a chapter of... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


Hi SFMom, Good for you for continuing to investigate and learn more about what is going on with your son. I would... More »

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brainychik July 28, 2013


Hello! We are moving to the Chicago area in a couple of months from S. California. We have an 8yo son with moderate autism. Any recommendations... More » 

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


Here is a link that may get your started: http://chicagoautism.org/ Dawn

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ellenville201 August 16, 2013


Any parent with a child with special needs , should always seek out groups that deal with support . A parent should always have an advocate to talk... More » 

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user5263285 August 27, 2013


Hello, My son and daughter-in-law along with their 4 year old( recently dignosed) autistic son live in Az. I live in... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


Hi Ellenville, I think these are great suggestions about finding help in the community. I do want to point out... More »

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Jenkins-Moore August 29, 2013


I have a daughter that is in the eighth grade and she has ADHA and can be a handful at times what are the best things to look for in a high school... More » 

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TeacherParent August 31, 2013


It's a very good question. Smaller class size is good to have. Is the school in good repair - a shabby school can... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


I would look for a school that is small in size, preferably under 200 students total, with class size under 15 and aides... More »

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user5047823 August 27, 2013


Hi, My 8 year old son entering 2nd grade is dyslexic and transitioning in to a new school. We had been in private but now he will be in public school.... More » 

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pennyspoerry September 29, 2013


We've had great success with the Susan Barton Reading and Spelling Program! Our public schools don't recognize... More »

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DawnK31 October 1, 2013


Wilson Reading is a great program but it should not be confused with using an OG trained staff person. Wilson only requires... More »

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AMANDASINCA October 20, 2010


Hi, I am the parent of a struggling second grader in the Oceanside, CA public school system. My son is about to be diagnosed with dyslexia, Asbergers... More » 

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user5273191 September 11, 2013


Hi, we are in the same boat, child with autism in Oceanside. What did you end up finding??

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SusannahE January 19, 2010


Hi, I have a 9-year old son who was diagnosed by the school district as mild Aspergers, and he receives various services at school...

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BusyDad February 5, 2010


Parent-LA - I'm curious to learn more about ABA - what resource would you recommend?

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els4kids August 14, 2013


SusannahE - Just curious if you ever went through with LearningRX? They typically provide free evaluations -- just get... More »

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onestep May 1, 2013


I need some help in determining how/if I can get my 4th grader on an IEP (or at least a 504) based on his WIAT/WISC scores + writing/spelling issues.... More » 

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onestep May 15, 2013


Thanks for all the great input & encouragement! I'm amazed at how hard it can be to make any significant... More »

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Aybee27 August 11, 2013


Mixed receptive-expressive language disorder would fall under the category of a speech or language impairment. That would... More »


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