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Parenting children with learning and attention disabilities presents special challenges. The family faces many difficulties – not only dealing with everyday academic and associated social and emotional problems, but also dealing with the struggle of living with a learning disability. Gain strength and encouragement by joining with others in the LDAA parent support group, Understanding that Parents Have Options for Learning Disabilities (UPHOLD). Together we can learn better coping strategies and skill training while receiving the emotional support of other parents of children with learning disabilities.

WHAT UPHOLD OFFERS:

  • Discussions –  ­a chance to share your own experiences.
  • Professional direction on current issues that relate to parenting and teaching children with learning disabilities.
  • Guest speakers
  • Resources: Book recommendations, websites, handouts and more.
  • The opportunity to learn from others who have experienced similar situations.

 

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Did You Know

Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, deafness, blindness and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. In addition, they should not be confused with lack of educational opportunities, such as frequent changes of schools or attendance problems. Also, children who are learning English do not necessarily have a learning disability.