A Student’s Perspective – Learning During the Coronavirus with Invisible Disabilities 

"The smallest change in my routine has always sent a swarm of butterflies straight down to my stomach." ~ Kim Buckley The recent coronavirus epidemic uplifted it and turned those butterflies into hornets of anxiety that have not gone away. While businesses are slowly [...]

2020-11-16T16:52:35-07:00September 23rd, 2020|

Speaker Series in review: Getting Your Love Around ADHD

In the early 1950’s, the mental health community started to recognize that there were significant numbers of children who exhibited delays in developing language, had heightened sensory responses, defiant behavior, problems with regulating emotions and difficulty with planning and with inhibiting behavior. Clinicians gave this spectrum of [...]

2019-08-06T09:34:52-07:00March 3rd, 2018|

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Academy students are non-traditional learners and thinkers who have a broad range of relative academic and personal strengths. ALL students are enrolled in a diploma-track educational program offering transferable college credit, practical life preparation, instruction and guidance to improve social thinking and overall Executive Functioning (EF). [...]

2019-08-09T10:33:43-07:00July 17th, 2017|

Webinar Review: LDI CEO Rob Crawford Discusses

Getting Unstuck: Mentoring the Boomerang Generation in Finding Meaningful Work Life Development Institute (LDI) has spent the last 35 years assisting teens and young adults who have learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, Asperger’s syndrome, and other similar learning and social differences with their successful transition [...]

2019-08-09T11:14:02-07:00January 25th, 2017|

Speaker Series in Review: Pragmatics: The Art of Conversing

Life Development Institute (LDI) provides education for students who have learning disabilities, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and other learning and social differences through each of its 3 programs, which include the Emerging Leaders Summer Academy, the Academy of Lifelong Learning day high school program, and [...]

2019-08-09T11:23:10-07:00November 8th, 2016|

Speaker Series in Review: Biomedical Treatments for Autism, ADHD, and Related Conditions

Each month, Life Development Institute (LDI) offers free Speaker Series to its community.  These Speaker Series events provide the audience with an opportunity to learn about topics related to LDI’s student populations, which include older teens and young adults who have Learning Disabilities, Asperger’s, ADHD, Autism Spectrum [...]

2019-08-09T11:34:52-07:00September 28th, 2016|

Authentic Assessments: Measuring what matters most for adults with disabilities

The obsessive use of traditional standardized assessment approaches as valid and reliable solutions for educating and training the 21st Century Knowledge Citizen have significant problems and limitations for non-traditional learners with disabilities. For example, existing instruments do not provide for demonstrations of a person's  behavioral understanding and emotional capacity for dealing with the changing social/functional [...]

2019-09-03T14:13:58-07:00January 25th, 2010|

WISE-ing up: Future relevance of special education?

The World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar zeroed in on the concept of education being in a transtional state- especially with technological breakthroughs expanding the potential access of education- but also fragementing/dividing the world into digital haves/have nots. Even though only 3% of the continent of Africa is [...]

2019-08-22T11:33:22-07:00December 5th, 2009|

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