MISSION STATEMENT

LD Resources Foundation Action (LDRFA) Mission: We strive to maintain an on-going commitment to inform, inspire, and empower individuals with learning disabilities, Dyslexia, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); providing access to invaluable resources and tools to overcome barriers and positively impact one’s daily journey.

Vision Statement

LD Resources Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2001. Zahavit Paz, co-founder diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD late in life, credits her “strong will to achieve” as the reason for receiving a degree in Science before immigrating to America in 1974 from Israel. Struggling throughout her educational path, she has stated that, “A learning disability is something that affects your entire life, including your relationships and self-esteem. But through gaining knowledge and eventually power, I have survived.”
Our history of advocating for people with learning disabilities, enlightening multiple institutions in regards to compliance with American Disabilities Act, (ADA) federal rules, has brought awareness to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, ensuring that assistive technology was made available for students. One initial focus was to support students transitioning from High School to College and so our Annual Awards Program was created. Multiple grants were secured to provide Assistive Technology for learning-disabled students from financially limited households. Our hope is that these awards will provide the necessary foundation by which these students can continue to build strong academic futures.

Our commitment to providing current access to knowledge and available resources, including Assistive Technology, for students with learning disabilities, specifically, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) continuously evolves, alongside the rapid pace of innovative technologies.

About Us

LD Resources Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2001. Zahavit Paz, co-founder diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD late in life, credits her “strong will to achieve” as the reason for receiving a degree in Science before immigrating to America in 1974 from Israel. Struggling throughout her educational path, she has stated that, “A learning disability is something that affects your entire life, including your relationships and self-esteem. But through gaining knowledge and eventually power, I have survived.”
Our history of advocating for people with learning disabilities, enlightening multiple institutions in regards to compliance with American Disabilities Act, (ADA) federal rules, has brought awareness to K-12 schools, colleges, and universities, ensuring that assistive technology was made available for students. One initial focus was to support students transitioning from High School to College and so our Annual Awards Program was created. Multiple grants were secured to provide Assistive Technology for learning-disabled students from financially limited households. Our hope is that these awards will provide the necessary foundation by which these students can continue to build strong academic futures.

Our commitment to providing current access to knowledge and available resources, including Assistive Technology, for students with learning disabilities, specifically, Dyslexia and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) continuously evolves, alongside the rapid pace of innovative technologies.

The LD Resource Center has assembled several sources of information to educate people on the pros and cons of various assistive technology tools. These invaluable tools help those with learning disabilities master daily critical tasks. LDRF has participated and presented at many professional conferences. In addition, we have created workshops for educators. We understand and celebrate that people with various print disabilities are successfully using assistive technology tools at home, in educational settings, and in the workplace, List of Assistive Technologies.
Our website, renamed LD Resources Foundation Action (LDRFA), provides multiple resources including currently available Assistive Technology Tools and Resources, trending articles, and updates on Federal and local policies pertaining to the American Disabilities Act, (ADA).

We demonstrate the highest ethical and fiscal responsibility.
We have a cost-effective management profile and attract and keep the best volunteer and paid workforce.

LD Resources Foundation does not enter into any royalty or profit sharing with manufacturers or other vendors.
We are listed at the New York City Commissioner’s Office of Disabilities under “advocacy support organization”.

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LDRF is grateful to the continuing support provided by (in alphabetical order): Mark Deutsch, David Eisikovits, Terry Hudson, Linda Jacob, William Janowitz, Ira Kevelson, Jason Luchs, Edward Reiss, Isabella Reichel, Joanne Simon, Jimmy Nasser, Abby Smith, Shannon Stringer, Mark Surabian, Patricia Walsh, Alfred Wheeler.

We wish to acknowledge the Assistive Technology companies who have worked with LDRF to make our assistive technology awards possible by making equipment donations or providing discounted products for our programs.

Our thanks go out to all those at the schools, colleges libraries we have worked with over the past 14 years. We particularly thank the ODS staffs and students who have applied to us, who have made our program outcomes possible. We applaud their vision, and willingness to improve accommodations for future students with learning disabilities and ADHD.

 

Contact Information:

LD Resources Foundation, Inc
14 Horatio Street 5H
New York, N.Y 10014
Tel: 646-701-0000
Email: info@ldrfa.org

Board Members
Zahavit Paz, Chairperson, Co-Founder
Ira Kevelson, Governance Committee Chair
Patricia Walsh, Finance Committee Chair
Dr. Isabella Reichel, Programs Committee
Alfred Wheeler-Governance committee
Jimmy Nasser, Co-Founder
Renay Sadis

Honorary Board Members
Linda Jacob, Co-Founder
William Janowitz

Advisory Board Members
David Eisikovits
Terry Hudson
Shannon Stringer