Learning Disabilities Awareness Month: Celebrating the many faces of learning disabilities
October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. That’s a great time to learn about the challenges people with learning and thinking differences deal with every day.
This October, Understood.org is launching “The Many Faces of Learning Disabilities.” It lets people know the truth. Learning disabilities can affect anyone. Background doesn’t matter. Neither does age. And different people are affected in different ways.
But research conducted by Understood.org showed that young adults don’t really know much about it. Only 54% of adults ages 18 to 34 get that each neurodivergent person is affected in a unique way.
“The Many Faces of Learning Disabilities” features 16 diverse individuals with invisible disabilities — things like dyslexia and ADHD. By sharing their stories, they’re letting everyone know the truth.
The campaign has a lot to offer:
More resources about learning challenges
These free resources cover a range of topics. Things like time management, bullying, and parent-teacher conferences. Family events, holidays, and social situations.
Visit the campaign page to explore personal stories. Get the facts. And experience a day in the life.