ABOUT LDRFA

LD Resources Foundation was created in 2001 to help bridge the gap between possibilities and realities for those with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit disorders.

LD Resources Foundation is a non-profit organization under IRS section 501(c)(3)

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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 literacy journey.

what is assistive technology

LEARNING DISABILITY STATISTICS

15-20%

One in five students, or 15-20% of the population, have a language-based learning disability.

Source: Legistar

25%-65%

25% to 65% of children with dyslexia have a dyslexic parent. Dyslexia is the most common of the language-based learning disabilities.

Source: NCLD

30%

It is estimated that 30% of those with dyslexia have coexisting AD/HD.

Source: NCLD

3–5%

AD/HD, affecting 3–5% of the school population, is characterized by inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Source: Healthline

WHAT IS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, piece of equipment or software that helps a person to more easily tackle daily challenges at school or at work. It makes learning and communication simpler and more functional.

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We are continually working to expand our network, enabling us to provide assistance to as many students as possible. But to do so we need your help. Donations are tax deductible and provide services for Learning Disability students so that they may reach their full potential. We appreciate donations of any amount.

Testimonials

“Dear Ms Paz, As a learning specialist in the Program for Academic Access, I am most appreciative to LD Resources Foundation for their generous support and enhancement of our students’ potential. This assistive technology will provide the means for our students to become more independent and efficient in their learning process. It will be exciting to see what impact this wonderful opportunity will have on our students’ academic success!”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Laury Franks, M.A.
Marymount Manhattan College

“During the 2007-08 academic year, the LD Resources Foundation generously awarded Key to Access scholarships to five LD students at Marymount Manhattan College (MMC). The Key to Access device is not much larger than a pack of gum and contains a collection of tools designed to make any PC computer accessible. Zahavit Paz’s Foundation also provided training for the students at the college. As I was very impressed with the training and the assistive technology awarded to the students, I immediately brought to Ms. Paz’s attention our Bedford Hills College Program, which serves approximately 150 students at the maximum security prison for women. Since then Ms. Paz has supported students and staff of MMC’s ODS, Access Program, and library with assistive technology and training and is planning to open a program at BHCP in 2009.

The college is indebted to the LD Resources Foundation and to Ms. Paz for her commitment to assisting students with L.D.”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Cindy Mercer, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Academic Achievement / Marymount Manhattan College

“Dear Zahavit, Many thanks for allowing me to participate in last night’s LDRF awards ceremony. It was clear to me that the guests really connected with your message of access to higher education and professional opportunity for people with learning disabilities. The students being honored were clearly very grateful for the opportunities these awards would open up for them. It was also very clear that the awards and the feelings of support were very meaningful for them.
You should be very proud of the work you have done in creating this organization and getting your message Out and building awareness of these issues. A great accomplishment! I am delighted to be a part of it.”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Jo Anne Simon
Attorney / Law Office of Jo Anne Simon

“Thank you, thank you, thank you, so much for a job well done”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Maxine Cooper
Consumer Health Liberian / Brooklyn Public Library

“I have referred dozens of students to the LDRF website so they are aware of the resources that are available to students with learning disabilities and ADD &ADHD”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Jason Luchs
Director, Student Disability Services / The New School, SDS

“I was very impressed with the training and the assistive technology awarded to the student, I immediately brought to Ms. Paz’s attention our Bedford Hills College Program, which serves approximately 150 students at the maximum security prison for women. Since then Ms. Paz has supported students and staff of MMC’x ODS, Access Program and library with assistive technology and training”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Ronald C. Jackson
Dean of Students / Marymount Manhattan

“Dear Zahavit and members of the Board of LDRFA: On behalf of the students of the Fashion Institute of Technology who received awards of Keys to Access on January 17, 2008, warm thank you. 

You have empowered these students with the forces of learning through your generous and compassionate gifts of knowledge. It is so important in life to be understood by others; not concerned about what others may think, but seeking that level playing field where acceptance of commonalities and differences exists. You have laid the groundwork for our students to be successful in their studies and to achieve their vocational goals.”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Herbert A. Cohen
Vice President for Student affairs / Fashion Institute of Technology/SLINY

“Ms. Paz has been enormously helpful in identifying software and hardware that we might try. Ms. Paz expressed her desire to help the Churchill School focus on this group to develop a program to provide these students with specific knowledge of Assistive Technology programs, features and equipment, as well as substantial hands-on practice with that technology in a classroom setting at Churchill, so that they can effectively advocate for appropriate support when they are in a college setting”

If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.

Shannnon Stringer
Head of Technology Instructional and the Churchill School and Center / The Churchill School and Center

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If you are struggling with Dyslexia of Learning disabilities, LDRFA is offering an AWARD PROGRAM for ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY.