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November 11, 2017
The Hechinger Report
Eye to Eye Purdue Chapter's Cole Hendricks Discusses College and ADD
About a third of the students with disabilities who enroll in a four-year college or university graduate within eight years. For those who enroll in two-year schools, the outcomes aren’t much better: 41 percent, according to federal data. The dismal outcomes aren’t because students with disabilities can’t handle the coursework. The vast majority of special education students can grasp rigorous academic content. Experts estimate that up to 90 percent should be able to graduate from high school meeting the same standards as general education students, ready to succeed in college and careers.READ MORE
November 8, 2017
U.S. News & World Report
Eye to Eye in U.S. News & World Report
One person who knows about the importance of sharing work perspectives based on experience is Daniel Curtis, who has ADHD. He’s involved with Alumn’Eye through Eye to Eye, a national mentoring and advocacy organization run by and for people with learning differences who help others build social-emotional skills, including self-esteem and self-advocacy. Eye to Eye is also one of the 15 founding nonprofit partners of, a free resource and community supporting parents of the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues.READ MORE
November 1, 2017
The Equinox
Eye to Eye President Marcus Soutra Receives Keene State College Alumni Achievement Award
The classroom can be a daunting place for anyone with a learning difference. School can leave students feeling stupid, misunderstood and like they’ll never amount to anything due to their disability. Keene State College alumnus and winner of the 2017 KSC Alumni Achievement Award Marcus Soutra is living proof that even with a learning difference, anything is possible. Soutra was awarded the KSC Alumni Achievement Award for his work at Eye to Eye, a national organization dedicated to helping people who are diagnosed with learning differences.READ MORE
October 5, 2017
Eye to Eye
U.S. Students with Learning Disabilities Empowered by New Eye to Eye App: EMPOWER Different Learners
-New York, NY (October 5, 2017)– Eye to Eye, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting social-emotional growth in students with LD / ADHD, has created a first-of-its-kind app to reach millions of students and parents to empower them in school and in life. The Eye to Eye App: EMPOWER Different Learners, a free mobile app that will help students to articulate, illustrate, and share their needs and plans for success, is available in the Apple App Store Special Education section. READ MORE
July 15, 2016
Eye to Eye
-New York, NY (July 15, 2016)– At the third annual Beating the Odds Summit, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative, Eye to Eye will be represented for a second year by Liam Haller of Scarsdale High School, New York,and Olivia Henkoff, also of Scarsdale High School. Liam and Olivia will join more than 130 students from communities across the country, including foster youth, homeless youth, and youth with special needs who are beating the odds.READ MORE
March 9, 2016
Eye to Eye
Marcus Soutra, President of Eye to Eye to be honored at The 10th Anniversary AIM for the Stars Gala
-New York, NY (March 9, 2016) – AIM Academy is excited to be honoring Drexel University, which will be receiving the AIM Institute of Learning & Research Leadership Award, accepted by President John A. Fry, the Honorable Edward G. Rendell who will be receiving the Champion of Education Award, and Marcus Soutra, President of Eye to Eye to celebrate their many contributions to education, both locally and globally.READ MORE
November 11, 2015
Eye to Eye
Nov. 11: JCC Manhattan to Host National Special Education Leader David Flink, Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of Eye to Eye, Author "Thinking Differently"
Event starts at 7:15 p.m., 334 Amsterdam Ave at 76th St, New York, NY 10023 (Non-member Tickets: $20; Members $15) Registration is at
-New York, NY (November 2, 2015) – In an inspiring, intimate setting at the JCC Manahattan in New York City. David Flink, founder and Chief Empowerment Officer of a national organization run by people with learning disabilities (LD) / ADHD and dyslexia for kids with similar labels, will speak firsthand about how parents can use his easy-read guide book, "Thinking Differently," to overcome the challenges youth face with these labels and seize every available opportunity to succeed in school and in life.READ MORE
July 23, 2015
Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye Student Mentors Reach The White House in First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative
?New York, NY (July 23, 2015) – Eye to Eye will be represented by student Jake Young of Peak to Peak, Lafayette, Colo., as well as student Matt Pashby (St. Ignatius College Preparatory, San Francisco), as two of more than 130 students from a mix of urban, rural, foster, homeless, special needs, and under-represented youth across the United States selected to participate in the Beating the Odds Summit, an event hosted as part of a national initiative put forth by First Lady Michelle Obama.READ MORE
June 17, 2015
Eye to Eye
?New York, NY (June 17, 2015) – Born This Way Foundation and Exploring the Arts are excited to announce that Eye to Eye, Little Kids Rock, Girl Be Heard, and Scenarios USA will be featured at upcoming stops of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga's Cheek to Cheek tour in New York on June 19th, 20th, 22nd, and 23rd, respectively. READ MORE
June 30, 2014
Eye to Eye
JULY 14: Eye to Eye Selected
?Eye to Eye is pleased to participate in the Born Brave: San Antonio event, hosted by Lady Gaga? Born This Way Foundation (BTWF), to be held on July 14 at the AT&T Center. The organizations will come together to increase awareness of issues facing today? youth and to promote mental and physical health within the community. READ MORE
October 10, 2013
Vanessa Kirsch, Social Entrepreneur and New Profit Founder, Joins Eye To Eye Board of Directors
Eye to Eye, a national organization with a mentor-based program that builds self-esteem and self-advocacy in children with dyslexia, other learning disabilities, and ADHD, announces that Vanessa Kirsch, a social entrepreneur and founder of New Profit Inc., has joined its Board of Directors. New Profit, a nonprofit social innovation organization that Kirsch co-leads with Tripp Jones, works to increase social mobility by accelerating social impact through its financial and strategic support of world-class social entrepreneurs and organizations. READ MORE
July 26, 2013 National Leaders Strengthen the 'Ripple' of Eye to Eye and 9th Annual Young Leaders Organizing Institute, Hosted at Brown University
Over 150 students from across the country that arrive at Brown University for the 9th Annual Eye to Eye Young Leaders Organizing Institute (OI) have defied the odds. What they have done is achieved well beyond where national statistics have shown they would achieve, based on the labels they've been given: learning disabled, ADHD and dyslexic. READ MORE
July 19, 2013
Boulder Rocks With College Students' Scheduled Stop on Eye to Eye LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR
For individuals who struggle with the implications of being labeled learning disabled, ADHD or dyslexic, the Boulder stop on the LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR is a physical manifestation of a movement that is doing more than lifting their spirits. READ MORE
July 18, 2013 College Students Driving National Message on Eye to Eye LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR
The latest public official to lend his words to the five students all labeled with learning disabilities, ADHD or dyslexia - taking on the LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR, California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom offers: "As an individual with dyslexia, I know firsthand the challenges associated with the issue championed by the Eye to Eye mentors and Think Different Diplomats leading the LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR. These students are bringing hope to vulnerable, at-risk youth in all areas of the country. The Tour is working to draw attention to a significant social issue and changing the conversation about being labeled as learning disabled, ADHD and dyslexic." READ MORE
July 17, 2013
Reno Stop on Eye to Eye LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR Hosted by Nevada Department of Education and Eye to Eye
Achieving their goals - to "strike out the stigma" of the LD / ADHD label and to empower those living with learning disabilities (LDs) and ADHD - is the focus of 5 college students, Eye to Eye mentors, who will make a special stop in Reno during a 12-day road trip: the Eye to Eye LD / ADHD STRIKE OUT STIGMA NATIONAL TOUR. READ MORE
February 25, 2013
David Flink
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Co-Sponsors "Thinking Differently About Learning" with David Flink
Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities and Building Bridges will present a program featuring David Flink, co-founder and Executive Director of Eye to Eye, the national mentoring movement, on March 6, 2013 at Mamaroneck High School in Mamaroneck, NY. Flink, who grew up with dyslexia and ADHD will discuss Thinking Differently About Learning. READ MORE
January 25, 2013Mentoring Summit

National Mentoring Summit holds Eye to Eye discussion on mentoring youth from the LD / ADHD perspective

The final panel discussion for the more than 650 youth mentoring advocates in Washington, D.C., for the 2013 National Mentoring Summit focused today on mentoring young people who have learning disabilities and/or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (LD / ADHD). Featured speakers were Eye to Eye Co-Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer David Flink, as well as mentors and "Think Different Diplomats" Matt Barnett, Chelsea Guild and Isaiah Walker. READ MORE

November 20, 2012
Bentley University
Seeing Eye to Eye
Seeing Eye to Eye
Arts mentoring program helps children with learning disabilities succeed In the classroom, it often starts simply -- sometimes with the confusion of basic words, trouble telling time, a short attention span or avoiding reading aloud. It often ends simply, too -- with a startling statistic. According to national research, American students with a learning disability will drop out of high school at twice the normal rate. READ MORE
November 14, 2012
The Monmouth University Outlook
Students Try to See Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye is a not-for-profit, after school art program for kids with learning disabilities whose main goal is to teach the next generation to become advocates for themselves. The program understands that these kids know what they cannot do and set out to teach them what they can do. There are 60 chapters in 20 states so far. The chapter at the University is not yet up and running because Gonzalez and Oppenheim are waiting for the all clear from the schools in the Long Branch area. READ MORE
November 7, 2012
The Gonzaga Bulletin
Eye to Eye mentors to become Think Different Diplomats
Despite Sandy’s tragic impact on the East Coast, two Gonzaga students will head to New York City this Friday to become Eye to Eye Think Different Diplomats. Seniors Emma Fahy and Katie Seelig started the GU chapter of Eye to Eye in 2009. Eye to Eye is a mentoring program that pairs college students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and ADHD, with middle school students who have similar disabilities. READ MORE
September 21, 2012
The Gonzaga Bulletin
Eye to Eye promotes compassion for differences
Approximately 5 percent of high school students with a learning disability go on to attend college. The newest mentoring program at Gonzaga, Project Eye-to-Eye, is a nationwide nonprofit organization that pairs college students who have learning disabilities with elementary and middle school students who also have learning disabilities to build a community based on understanding and compassion for differences. READ MORE
September 13, 2012
The Wesleyan Argus
Eye to Eye Connects Students
Last year, the University installed a chapter of Eye to Eye, which will continue this year. Eye to Eye is the only national program that pairs secondary school students who are diagnosed as learning disabled (LD) and with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with college student mentors who either personally experienced or had family members who experienced similar health conditions. READ MORE
September 5, 2012
The Rocky Mountain Collegian
Eye to Eye mentoring program connects students with disabilities
Students with disabilities at Lincoln Middle School don't always have access to the resources they need to get ahead. That's where CSU's Eye to Eye program comes in. Eye to Eye, a national mentoring organization, allows college students with a learning disability to mentor junior high students who have learning disabilities or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (LD / ADHD) through art. "It is like organized chaos," said Kim The, co-coordinator of the CSU chapter. "[The program chose art] because you can't go wrong with art. These kids are told so often that they are always wrong and now they can finally be right." READ MORE
June 1, 2012
All Twitter
Children with learning disabilities succeed thanks to Eye to Eye
If you or a loved one has been labeled "learning disabled" or "different," you'll want to read this post. There's a pretty kickass program out there that's helping LD / ADHD and similarly labeled kids (and adults) redefine their place in their classrooms and in society. And it's called Eye to Eye. READ MORE
May 24, 2012
The Knox Student
Against the odds: coping with learning disabilities in college
Having Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) means freshman Erik Gustafson's mind is in two places at once. "[Otherwise], I'd just get a massive headache... but if I had my mind in two places at once, somehow it works out better," Gustafson said. Diagnosed twelve years ago with ADD, a learning disability "characterized by problems with attention, impulsivity, and overactivity," Gustafson is one of the many students with learning disabilities enrolled in college. READ MORE
May 10, 2012
The Morton Grove Sentinel
Students have same goal, just different ways of getting there (PDF)
Art can open doors and expand horizons. For students in the Eye to Eye program at Golf Middle School in Morton Grove, art gives them the opportunity to express themselves in nontraditional, educational ways. The school serves sixth- through eighth-grade students in portions of Morton Grove and Niles. The artwork of teacher Bari Levin's charges was on display at an exhibition May 1 at the school. Attending the art exhibition were college students who have benefited from the Eye to Eye program, Levin said. READ MORE
April 2, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Medication is not a way for ADHD kids to cheat
Written by two Eye to Eye mentors - We are students living with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We disagree with the "Abuse of ADHD drugs creates uneven playing field" (Open Forum, March 16), which compared ADHD medication with performance-enhancing steroids in sports and asked: "Is ADHD (medication) use cheating as well?" READ MORE
January 20, 2012
Scarsdale Inquirer
National Program Empowers Students (PDF)
There were three distinct tables, each an unlikely mix of high school students and young children, at the Betty Taubert Girl Scout House Sunday, Jan. 8. After about five minutes of chatting, the participants in the nationally renowned Eye to Eye, or E2E, were hushed as one of the program’s student co-coordinators, Emma Colbran, began to speak. READ MORE
November 11, 2011
Womenetics ADHD Essential Part of Who I am
ADHD: ‘Essential Part of Who I Am'
I was 18 when I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While that may seem rather late to receive a diagnosis, in reality girls have been much less likely to receive an ADHD diagnosis at a young age compared to boys. As a result, many girls and women unknowingly struggle with ADHD, largely because of assumptions about what ADHD "looks like." READ MORE
November 10, 2011
The Chicago Tribune
Learning strategies lead to success (PDF)
After being diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD, I came to understand that learning disabilities don’t come with an owner’s manual. This, more or less, is the short answer to why some 2.5 million students are struggling each year in America's schools. I know you're probably hoping I can tell you how to quickly unleash your child's potential, but if you want to help a child succeed with a learning disability, then you should probably avoid any advice that sounds like a "quick fix." READ MORE
October 13, 2011
The Whitman Pioneer
Whitman Chapter mentors
Whitties with learning disabilities mentor elementary school students through art
Walt Disney, Henry Ford and one in seven Americans share an invisible characteristic: They have learning disabilities. Eye to Eye, a national organization that facilitates mentorship between adults and elementary school students with learning disabilities, is new to Whitman this fall. In the program, Whitties with learning disabilities create art with local fourth- and fifth-grade students who face similar challenges. The 13 Whitman mentors will meet with at least as many elementary school students for the first time this Thursday, Oct. 13. READ MORE
October 7, 2011
Keene State College
Camp Vision builds self-esteem
Camp Vision, KSC's summer camp for children with learning disabilities (LD) and/or attention deficit disorder (ADHD), has been on campus the week of August 16-20. Back in 2006, recent grad Marcus Soutra '06 and Amber Bergeron '07 developed the idea for the camp from their involvement with Eye to Eye, a nationwide organization in which college-age students with LD mentor younger LD kids. READ MORE
September 12, 2011
The Wesleyan Argus
An eye-opening experience: new mentorship program begins
In an environment as academically intense as Wesleyan University, a student with a learning disability could easily feel isolated. "It's an invisible handicap," said Jeremy Snyer '13. "A person with a wheelchair, you can see their disability. A person with ADHD, you can't see how nervous they might be to be called on in class or that they're going to forget their homework." READ MORE
August 18, 2011
The Keene Sentinel
Camp Vision camper and counselor
Learning — their way (PDF)
It was in 1st grade, when she was just learning how to read, that Samantha C. Alexander's troubles became clear. Words didn't look the same to her as they did to the other kids. She didn't get the answers as quickly. "It was obvious," Alexander, now 19, said. "It would say 'Dog' and I would say 'Pig.' " Alexander has a processing disorder that makes it harder for her to look at something - words on a page, a math problem - and understand what it means. But over time she learned a simple trick - take it slow. It will come. READ MORE
July 7, 2011
Finger Lakes Times
Camp Vision helps look past disabilities (PDF)
A ninth-grade student from Geneva pointed to one of the art projects he completed during a weeklong summer camp. A white clock was painted on the cardboard box. "It's a time machine," he said. "It stops time so I can have more time on tests at school." READ MORE
July 6, 2011
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Camp Vision 2011
Campers gain new vision
“Your sons and daughters have traveled down a path this week,” said Alexandra Connell ’10, addressing the parents of Camp Vision’s attendees during the organization’s graduation ceremony. Camp Vision is a week long summer camp run through Eye to Eye, a national organization which seeks to empower students with learning disabilities through the power of mentorship. READ MORE
June 2011
New Leaders Council
David Flink 40 under 40
David Flink receives NLC top 40 under 40 award
The 40 Under 40 Awards were created by New Leaders Council to help recognize the hard work of a diverse group of young leaders: elected officials, inspiring community organizers, and non-profit and policy leaders who exemplify the spirit of progressive political entrepreneurship. READ MORE
June 2, 2011
The Morton Grove Champion
Northwestern Chapter
Learning to see 'Eye to Eye' (PDF)
Acknowledging that many children learn differently, Golf School District 67 in Morton Grove has a program that addresses those issues. Now in its fourth year the Eye to Eye program allows students who learn differently to embrace their differences and move forward, explained Bari Levin, seventh- and eighth-grade resource teacher. READ MORE
April 15, 2011
Eye to Eye featured on
We've all heard about learning disabilities (LD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). What you might not know is that 40% of students with one of these conditions will drop out by the 10th grade. Only 5% will make it on to college. Eye to Eye is a very unique mentoring program for elementary and middle schoolers. They partner young LD and ADHD students with successful high school and college students dealing with the same issues. READ MORE
April 6, 2011
The Knox Student
Eye To Eye mentor
Knox sees eye to eye - new group matches learning disabled mentors, mentees
Senior Keely Campbell knows what it’s like to face adversity. Growing up with ADD, she, as many people with learning disabilities do, had to deal with a lack of understanding. Campbell, like many others in similar situations, felt isolated for much of her schooling.Then a friend told her about Eye to Eye, a national non-profit organization dedicated to giving learning-disabled students in middle and high school individual support and attention by pairing them with learning disabled college students. READ MORE
March 7, 2011
The Galesburg Register-Mail
Group aims to empower learning disabled students
The newest chapter of Eye to Eye will benefit from people eating at Wendy’s this evening, as the restaurant will give 10 percent of sales to the group that seeks to serve local middle school students with learning disabilities. Eye to Eye is a national organization that connects college students and k-12 students who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder through mentoring and community outreach. READ MORE
February 17, 2011
The Atlantic Coast Conference News
Kristine Priebe
Georgia Tech's Kristine Priebe is beating her disability
As thoughts were going into who, if anyone, is deserving enough to be nominated for the Lowe's Senior Class Award for softball, Kristine Priebe's name surfaced, thanks to her decorated athletic career. As those responsible for her nomination dug a little deeper, it came to light that not only is Kristine a faithful volunteer at the athletic-department wide service projects, but she has also taken full advantage of her own set up circumstances to help others who might be facing similar challenges that she has faced her whole life. READ MORE
February 10, 2011
The Whitman Pioneer
Eye to Eye tackles stigma of learning disabilities
Eye to Eye, a mentoring program for students with disabilities, is coming to Whitman next year. The program pairs college and elementary school students who have ADHD or are identified as learning disabled (LD) to work together on a different art project each week. Junior Natalie Tamburello had the idea for starting Eye to Eye at Whitman. She previously led a chapter of the project within her high school. “I have always wanted to start one at Whitman, but I didn’t know about the interest. The LD community here is quieter than it was at home,” Tamburello said. READ MORE
December 5, 2010
Kristine Priebe
Better days ahead - Kristine Priebe is helping kids fight learning disabilities and ADHD
College years can be years of discovery for young men and women. That can be good and bad. Sometimes it can be both at once. In her freshman year of college at the University of Florida, softball player Kristine Priebe discovered she was LD / ADHD (learning disabled/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). READ MORE
October 6, 2010
Office Links Blog
Eye To Eye chapter
For-profit vs not-for-profit: opposite in theory, but not so different in practice?
Prior to my interview with David Flink, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Eye to Eye, I held the common belief that for-profit and not-for-profit are two very different business models. However, I now know that the two sectors can be more similar than I originally perceived.Before we look more closely at this paradigm, let us examine how Eye to Eye, a non-profit focused on empowering students with learning disabilities through mentorship, came to be. READ MORE
September 23, 2010
The Morton Grove Champion
Program teams middle school, college students
Eye to Eye at Golf School is a consuming passion for learning specialist Bari Levin and it has
caught plenty of attention, including an ABC News piece, that ran its second year.
The program, now it its third full year, partners learning disabled middle school students with learning disabled college students after school. READ MORE
August 20, 2010
Keene State College Newsline
Turning a disability into a professional advantage
You've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." KSC alum Marcus Soutra '06 has certainly done just that, and his very special brand of lemonade is helping learning disabled (LD) students on campus and at local schools. Diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) in third grade, Marcus had a tough time in school because he just couldn’t learn normally or meet the classroom expectations. READ MORE
June 30, 2010
The Huffington Post Blog
Bold Changes, Great Leaders, Big Movements
Eye to Eye CEO David Flink is named a Prime Mover - Our country is facing a glut of complex problems -- such as poverty, climate change, and immigration -- that no single politician, political party, or other organization can solve in a lasting way, without help. For shifts of this magnitude, we need social movements, and social movements require compelling leaders. READ MORE
February 24, 2010
The Miscellany News
Eye to Eye brings kids and mentors together
Anisa Kamlani '11 arrived at the Eye to Eye mentoring program to find that her mentee shared her passion for designing shoes. “Like every student, if I really want to avoid my homework, I can find just about anything to help me,” she explained. "My latest and greatest procrastination technique is making custom shoes. On Wednesday, I showed up at Oakwood [Friends School] only to have my very excited mentee exclaim, ‘Anisa! You have to see these awesome shoes I just designed!' Good to know he and I share a favorite procrastination technique." READ MORE
October 26, 2009
The Brown Daily Herald
Students see eye to eye in arts mentoring program
Elizabeth Ryan '12 smiled, remembering the day she helped a student from Vartan Gregorian Elementary School dress up as a superhero. Arianna didn't want to settle for a mask and a cape, Ryan recalled — she wanted to play with plaster. "We made a plaster wristband that went up to her elbow — like a Spiderman kind of thing," Ryan said, laughing. "She was so excited." READ MORE
September 3, 2009
The Nashua Telegraph Eye To Eye mentee
Camp builds self-esteem for kids with learning disabilities
Camp Vision, a camp in Keene for children with learning disabilities, was the perfect place for a small group of students to get together in a comfortable learning environment this summer. “You understand that everybody has little problems,” said Tierney Thompson, 11. “You might not be good at math, but you're good at spelling.” Thompson, who has dyslexia, was one of 11 others who spent Aug. 17-21 at Keene State College at camp catered to children with learning disabilities, teaching them about self-esteem, self-advocacy and metacognition. READ MORE
June 25, 2009
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Daily Update
Envisioning Success for All Students
This summer, Camp Vision will come to campus from July 6 - 10. Similar to its affiliated program, Eye to Eye, the week-long session aims to empower middle school students with learning disabilities through art, athletics, and academics.The counselors are college students who also have learning disabilities, and will provide positive role models for younger students. READ MORE
April 13, 2008
The Keene Sentinel
Seeing eye-to-eye: Keene State, Keene, Middle School students pair on project (PDF)
Almost two years ago, Marcus Soutra became a member of a fairly exclusive group: students labeled with a learning disability who go on to graduate from college. Soutra graduated from Keene State College with a degree in education, and hoped to be a teacher, a teacher kids who'd been labeled like him could talk to. READ HERE
June 5, 2007
Dartmouth News
Dartmouth mentor
Dartmouth student leads mentoring program for learning-disabled
With a double major in biology and psychology, Sarah Isbey '08 has plenty to keep her busy on the Dartmouth campus. But the junior from Asheville, N.C. also plays an important role in the Hanover community. At Frances C. Richmond Middle School, Isbey coordinates the local chapter of Eye to Eye an organization that helps local eighth graders with learning disabilities connect with college mentors, all of whom have learning disabilities or difficulties as well, to build self-esteem through art projects. READ MORE
April 2007
Teaching Today
National project helps Wisconsin learning disabled students (PDF)
Eye to Eye is an exciting, new concept designed to get learning disabled/ADHD college students into middle school classrooms to mentor learning disabled, ADD and ADHD children. Eye to Eye is a nationally recognized program. The program is separated into two components: an art workshop once a week and one-on-one mentoring time. The goals include developing interpersonal skills, self-advocacy, selfconcept, study skills and organization.READ MORE
November 20, 2005
Boston Globe
Students find help for their disabilities
Classes have let out at Northeast Elementary School in Waltham, and several fifth-graders head to an upstairs classroom to unwind. Working with a group of Bentley College students, some create art projects out of construction paper, scissors, and tape. Others huddle around a game of Sorry!, jumping and bumping one another's pawns. It may look like typical after-school down time. But even through these casual activities, the Bentley students hope they are making an important connection with their young counterparts. READ MORE
June 2005
Disability Compliance for Higher Education
Program inspires LD mentors to advocate for themselves (PDF)
A mentoring program to help K-12 students with learning disabilities develop academic and personal skills is also teaching the teachers. The college student mentors, who also have learning disabilities, are practicing what they are preaching – self-advocacy, study skills, organizational aptitude and problem-solving ability. READ MORE
November 2004
Education Update
Adam Koplewicz, Brown '08 Receives Huber Award
“Today, my future looks bright,” says Adam Koplewicz in his acceptance at the 2004 National Achievement Awards Gala co-hosted by the non-profit organization, Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic. READ MORE
April 9, 2000
The New York Times
To teach, or merely accommodate
Jonathan Mooney, a senior at Brown University, learned he was dyslexic in fourth grade, when he read at first-grade level. He got through high school by ''cheating a lot.'' In college, he has learned to be proactive and ask for as many accommodations as Brown will allow, primarily unlimited time for in-class tests as well as use of a computer to check spelling and grammar. READ MORE
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