Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. Awarded $25,000 Grant From L.W. Levine Foundation

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Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities (SKLD) recently received a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation to support SKLD’s ongoing programs, including the expansion of its comprehensive website and free e-newsletter. The grant will support the development of reports on news, research and action-oriented information from experts. In addition, the grant will help enhance the practical and emotional support provided through content created by parents for parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention-deficit disorders (ADHD).

Henry Winkler, Honorary Chairman, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.

“We are tremendously pleased that the Laurence W. Levine Foundation is willing to invest in our mission to empower parents by providing information and positive strategies to help their children attain success," said Jane Ross, Executive Director of SKLD.

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. (SKLD) announces its award of a $25,000 grant from the Laurence W. Levine Foundation. The grant will be used to support SKLD’s ongoing programs, including the development of timely content for its comprehensive website. The website, designed for both parents and professionals, promotes actionable information on the evaluation and treatment of learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD); practical advice and emotional support from other parents; and encouragement via profiles of notably successful adults with LD and ADHD, including the organization’s Honorary Chairman, Henry Winkler.

In addition, the $25,000 grant will assist SKLD in implementing highly recommended actions, resulting from a recent survey conducted by a team from the Harvard Business School (HBS) Community Partners of Fairfield County, CT. The HBS survey explored parents’ key informational needs at age levels from kindergarten to college, and determined that the SKLD e-newsletter received high marks for its “parent-friendly,” “upbeat” and “easy-to-understand” content.

“We are tremendously pleased that the Laurence W. Levine Foundation is willing to invest in our mission, thereby helping us to build on our success,” said Jane Ross, founder and Executive Director of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. “Our goal is to provide information and positive strategies, empowering parents, who, in turn, are the key to their children’s success. Further, we continue to promote a strong awareness among parents and the general public that children who learn differently are no less capable than their peers, and frequently have significant gifts.”

About Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.:
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a Westport-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD) via its educational programs, website, award-winning blog and free e-newsletter at http://www.SmartKidswithLD.org. The organization also educates the public about these children’s gifts and talents. Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is an Honorary Board member, and Henry Winkler, Golden Globe award-winning actor, director and author, serves as the organization’s Honorary Chairman.

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