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Title:  Learning Disabilities and Assistive Technologies

Audience:                  Teacher; Learner with LD; Employer

Key Words:               Accommodations; LD success stories

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.gatfl.org/ldguide/default.htm

Abstract/Summary: This online guide contains information about learning disabilities and what types of assistive technologies are currently available. A glossary of terms, a resource list, and individual success stories are included.


Title:  Life Stories of Adults with LD

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories

Publication Date:      2005

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/firstperson/first_person_archives.html

Abstract/Summary: Offers many personal essays of first-hand experiences with the challenges of Learning Disabilities.


Title:  Meeting the Challenge of Conformity

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories; Self-advocacy

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.ldonline.org/article/6000

Abstract/Summary: This vignette of how a worker with attention deficit disorder adjusts to her work situation reveals the obvious and more subtle aspects of that adjustment -- self knowledge, self advocacy, personal commitment, and social skills -- needed to succeed in a new work situation. It should be helpful to others anticipating and/or finding themselves in similar situations.


Title:  National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories; Webliography

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.ncwd-youth.info/

Abstract/Summary: NCWD/Youth assists state and local workforce development systems to better serve youth with disabilities. NCWD/Youth strives to ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunities for employment and independent living. Site includes resources and publications, links, promising practices.


Title:  Real World LD: Adults Speak Out About Living and Working with LD

Audience:                  Learner with LD

Key Words:               LD success stories, real life experiences

Publication Date:      2002

URL:                          http://www.ncld.org/newsltr/1002newsltr/1002real.cfm

Abstract/Summary: In this article, LD News spoke with adults with diagnosed learning disabilities about the effects of those disabilities on their lives and on-the-job experiences, the decisions they made, and why they made them.


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