Baha'is with Attention Deficit Disorder/Learning Disabilities

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Posted by Jonah (on behalf of Cynthia Smith) on June 30, 1998 at 11:46:13:


Welcome to Baha'is with
Attention Deficit Disorder/Learning Disabilities

Whether you have a learning disability, are a parent or friend of a
child with a learning disability or work with individuals with learning
disabilities, this is the place to talk about it. It is my hope that
this forum will prove to be a fruitful source of discussion and exchange
for us all. The purpose of Baha'is with Attention Deficit
Disorder/Learning Disabilities (ADD/LD) is to provide the friends with a
forum to extend and exchange their knowledge of learning disabilities,
be sources of encouragement to others, and share their experiences.
Additionally, it can be used to facilitate sharing of knowledge and
resources to and from the friends world wide. The content may include,
but is not limited to, experiences, questions, news, information,
announcements, comments, suggestions and developments regarding ADD/LD.

Considering the scope and number of the types of learning disabilities,
I will not list them all here, except for a few examples for those of
you who are not completely aware of them. Attention deficit disorder,
dyslexia, dysgraphia, sensory integration problems, auditory processing
problems, along with others, are but a few of the vast category that
encompasses learning disabilities. In many cases, an individual will
have more than one type of learning disability, as well as, depression
and/or other types of life challenges. It is my hope to provide the
friends an opportunity to converse via electronic mail about any ADD/LD
related subject in a supportive and encouraging environment.

The forum is open to any Baha'i that lives with the challenges of
attention deficit disorder and/or learning disabilities, families,
friends and coworkers of those individuals and professionals, either in
the education or health care field, that work with these individuals.
The purpose here is to draw on as many resources as is possible, so that
information and experiences can be shared in positive ways to assist the
friends and further the progress of those individuals with learning
disabilities and those around them.

Baha'i regards,

Cynthia Smith

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