LD Resources Foundation was created to assist college students with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities by granting assistive technology awards. Our hope is that these awards will provide the necessary foundation by which these students can build a strong academic future. The application deadline to apply for assistive technology this year is 07/15/2015.
Note: Application deadline is 9/15/2015
The LD Resources Foundation award program was created to help students diagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD and other learning disabilities.
The technology assistance we provide allows college students to receive the Assistive & Adaptive Technologies needed to accommodate their learning needs. These include the list of awards indicated above. The challenges to learning disabled students with financial needs are greater than most. For many, it is often the first time they are faced with learning which types of accommodations they need, and applying for these at their schools. Often, college students’ prior test results, which document their learning disabilities, are too old to satisfy college and university requirements to provide the aid they need. Frequently they are not able to receive the accommodations they need, such as digital textbooks, assistive technology, extra time on testing, etc. (please go to the Assistive & Adaptive Technologies section of our website for more information). They are in a veritable catch-22 situation. As a result, many drop out.
Zahavit Paz, Co-founder and CEO of LD Resources Foundation says “I was inspired to create LD Resources Foundation when I realized the predicament faced by these students. In the late ‘90s, when I decided to go back to university, dyslexia and ADHD were often in the news. I knew I’d have to conquer my old fears about reading, writing and note-taking. I never imagined that my test results, which were slightly too old to satisfy the requirement, would be considered out-dated. The university officials I spoke to were totally unwilling to discuss any accommodations until they saw current test results–as if, at my age, my learning disabilities would have just disappeared by themselves.
Make sure to check with the university/ college you applying to for their requirements regarding accommodations. Colleges are not all the same.
Even after I had submitted the required documentation, the school made it very difficult for me to receive the assistance for which I was entitled. I had to learn how to get everything I needed the hard way. It was an extremely difficult experience, and I often felt very much alone. I then decided that I didn’t want other LD students, or other people, to have to go through what I had gone through, so I formed LD Resources Foundation, which is here to assist young adults succeed.”