Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Elects Educational Consultant Audrey N. Ludemann to Its Board of Directors; Receives Grant from Fred J. Epstein Foundation

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Audrey Ludemann, a highly regarded educational consultant, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Westport, CT-based non-profit organization Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities; the organization receives a $5000 grant from the Fred J. Epstein Pedicatric Care Foundation.

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Audrey N. Ludemann Joins Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Board of Directors

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities...resonates with my own values."

Audrey N. Ludemann, a Principal at the education advisory firm The Bertram Group in Westport, CT, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc., (SKLD) the Westport, CT-based non-profit organization dedicated to empowering parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD). Ludemann has been a teacher and educational consultant, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s in Education degree from the University of Bridgeport.

Ludemann currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA) and as Visiting Faculty at IECA’s Summer Training Institute. She is a member of the Small Boarding Schools Association, Learning Disabilities of America and the Connecticut Association for the Gifted. She is a past member of the Board of Directors of Eagle Hill School in Southport, CT.

“Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is an organization for which I have a great deal of respect, and I am honored to serve on its board,” said Ludemann. “I particularly appreciate their work to empower parents through education and resources. Their mission to recognize and understand differences, and celebrate strengths and individuality resonates with my own values. I look forward to working with this talented group."

SKLD is also proud to announce the receipt of a $5000 grant from the Fred J. Epstein Pediatric Care Foundation in support of the Fred J. Epstein Youth Achievement Award. This award is given annually to one student with learning disabilities for outstanding dedication and achievement. In 2012, the award was named to honor the legacy of the late Dr. Fred J. Epstein, the world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon who developed groundbreaking surgical techniques to save the lives of children with brain and brain-stem cancers. He spoke frequently about his own learning disabilities, and was honored with the SKLD Community Service Award in 2005.

In addition, Total Pediatrics, a Kentucky-based organization providing special needs therapy and care, has named SKLD as one of the 115 Best Resources for Parents of Children with Special Needs. Total Pediatrics cited SKLD’s efforts to “educate, guide and inspire parents...to help parents realize their children’s significant gifts and talents, and to show that with their love, guidance, and the right support, their children can live happy and productive lives."

About Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc.
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, Inc. is a Westport, CT-based nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering parents of children with learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit disorders (ADHD) via its educational programs, award-winning website and 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. A list of chapters in Connecticut can be found here.

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