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Dyslexia is My Superpower: Student/Parent Conference 

The Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (SWIDA) is proud to offer...Dyslexia is My Superpower: Student/Parent Conference.

Dyslexia is My Superpower is a project of Dyslexia Justice League, a student advocacy group, supported by SWIDA, for kids with dyslexia and other learning differences, ages 8-18.

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Rebecca Anderson
Coping with Learning Differences: Santa Fe New Mexican

Matias Gonzales was diagnosed with dyslexia in third grade. He is just one of the 20 percent of the world’s population coping with a learning challenge of some type. But what exactly is a learning difference, and what does it mean to live with one? It’s a question few people other than those dealing with the difference — and their loved ones, of course — probably consider.

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Rebecca Anderson
Go Above and Beyond: Support May Center for Learning

One of my mentors once told me, “Nobody is born lazy. Human beings, by nature, want to grow into their best selves.”  One of the great joys of my work at May Center is watching a student go above and beyond their own expectations. When a child’s reading level improves by three grade levels after eighteen months of hard work, it is a victory. When a child who used to hide under the table performs in front of a room full of people, it is transformative. Our mission at May Center is to empower students with learning differences to become masters of their own destinies. This is life-saving work. 
 

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Rebecca Anderson
Santa Fe’s Ready to Read

On Saturday, October 14, May Center co-hosted an event in the Railyard with the Santa Fe Birth 2 Career Collaborative shining a light on the importance of building a strong foundation for reading. The event included a free carnival for children, a children’s book giveaway, a story corner, reading to tiny horses, a literacy provider fair, and more.

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Rebecca Anderson
Arts Integration

Last April, Stephanie Binkley and Amy Miller had the opportunity to attend the Power of Art Conference at Lab School of Washington through a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. At this conference, Stephanie and I had the opportunity to see first had how Lab uses arts integration to teach students with learning differences, and to learn from educators from across the country about how they are using the arts to teach content across the curriculum. As a result of this experience, May School launched an arts integration program this school year.

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Rebecca Anderson