LD Resources Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 under IRS section 501(c)(3). 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 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 literacy journey.


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 Foundation 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. LDRFA 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 (The intro page for AT was recently updated by another consultant and will be shared with you shortly.)

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. We depend on your donations and grants. Our volunteers help us keep our administrative cost at no more than 10% of our budget.
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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”.

Team 

Zahavit Paz, Chairperson
Email: Zpaz@ldrfa.org

Zahavit Paz, is a co-founder of LD Resources Foundation. She’s a graduate of CUNY Graduate disabilities study program. She is often a presenter on Assistive Technology professional conferences in schools and colleges.

Press: Turning Dyslexia Into Art


Renay Sadis, Editor

Renay Sadis has been an educator in the public and private sector, including work as an International educator.  She has served as a Classroom Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Staff Developer, and Principal   Renay has been affiliated with LDRFA since September 2016.

 

Shannon Stringer, Editor

Shannon Stringer has been an educator in the learning disabilities field since 1991. She has been a classroom teacher, writing instructor, technology instructor and technology integration consultant. Shannon has been affiliated with LDRFA since January 2012.

Board Members

Zahavit Paz, Chairperson
zpaz@ldrfa.org

Dr. Isabella K. Reichel

Dr. Isabella K. Reichel is an associate professor at the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology. he has been specializing in the treatment of stuttering and cluttering for over three decades. She has been affiliated with LDRFA since 2007.

 

Alfred Wheeler
Alfred Wheeler assists the foundation in legal and tax matters affiliated with LDRFA since January 2010.

 

Ira Kevelson
Retired Partner at Marks Paneth LLP/ Attorney/CPA
Marks Paneth & Shron LLP has been affiliated with LDRFA since 2001

Patricia Walsh
Jimmy Nasser
Renay Sadis

Honorary Board Members

Linda Jacob
William Janowitz
Ed Reiss 

Advisory Board Members

David Eisikovits
Terry Hudson
Shannon Stringer