learning disabilities

  • Daniel Hernandez, 16, is a student with autism at American Senior High School in Miami, Florida and has learned how to kayak and sail as part of his Physical Education classes.
    October 27, 2014   BY April Brown 

    Daniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite “Yes, ma’am.” This young man, who is 16, used to be described as “shy,” but he knows a lot about kayaking: how to set up the seats, put the oars together and how to get in without flipping it over. He knows how to steer the small vessel right, left, and how to stop. Continue reading

  • March 21, 2012  

    Students with learning differences are twice as likely as their peers to drop out of high school, according to the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Betty Ann Bowser visited an elementary school that practices early intervention — engaging students with technology and art to improve their chances of earning a diploma. Continue reading