When LD Resource Foundation was founded 10 years ago we identified our mission as being committed to overcoming barriers and providing access to knowledge, for adults with learning disabilities. With the help of our supportive, wonderful board members, advisory board members, volunteers, and funders, we have continued to achieve our mission.

Below is the result of our hard work. We continually receive feedback and appreciation for our hard work.

Click here to see a full list of the feedback we received (PDF Document)

 


“Thank you for your continued work in helping people with learning disabilities in New York. Since 2001, your organization has made great strides in advocating for and presenting vital services for people with disabilities. Your work is of great importance to our city.”

Matthew Sapolin, Commissioner of Disabilities, Office of the Mayor’s NYC

“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”

The Churchill School and Center

“I am most appreciative to LD Resources Foundation for their generous support and enhancement of our students’ potential”

Marymount Manhattan

“…the program and assistive technology you propose to offer can assist the students in our college program – both declared and undeclared of having learning disabilities”

Bedford Hills College Program

“I was very impressed with the training and assistive technology awarded to the students”

Marymount Manhattan College

“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”

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…”

Ronald C. Jackson, Dean of Students, Marymount Manhattan
“Assistive Technology has become synonymous with success for students with disabilities in higher education. Without many of the programs that are familiar to those in the disability services field, a multitude of students with documented learning disabilities would be unable to appropriately access their course work. Some of the most notable software programs that are designed to assist learning disabled population.
 
Cost and Alternatives to Purchasing – LD Resources Foundation Awards Program
The cost of assistive technology can be daunting for the individual as well as a disability services office with a modest budget. Many times it can be the determining factor as to what technology three program suites.
Some university disability services offices have demo versions or lending programs available as well. I highly recommend checking vendor websites to see if trial versions of their products are available. Each of us have different preferences and levels of computer savvy, especially students who may have not used assistive technology before so it’s a good idea to give software a test run.
During my tenure at The New School http://www.newschool.edu, LDRFA  has awarded approximately ten students, with more applying for awards each semester.
 
 The goal of the organization is to try to provide awards and assistance to as many students as possible, so they have flexible guidelines that allow them to work with individuals with all kinds of backgrounds, and will even provide assistance in completing an application.
In the past three years, LDRF has made 35 presentations and awarded portable assistive technology and tools to over 100 students in multiple universities.
Over 60 permanent assistive technology systems were provided to libraries as well.
 
The usefulness of Assistive Technology programs for students is directly tethered to the availability of appropriate electronic text books resources.  The Co-Founder of www.ldrfa.org, Zahavit Paz and I will be exploring the many directions that students can take to acquire electronic texts books that are compatible with their Assistive Technology of their choice.”
Jason Luchs, Director
Student Disability Services at The New School
By Jason Luchs, Director Student Disability Services at The New School

“I am most appreciative to LD Resources Foundation for their generous support and enhancement of our students potential”

Marymount Manhattan

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

The New School, SDS

“Ms. Paz has been enormously helpful in Identifying Software and Hardware that we might try”

The Churchill School and Center

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

Brooklyn Public Library