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Growing, by Michaela Hearst

By | NVLD Bloggers

This blog has a bit of a different focus than my previous ones. Normally, I love offering advice, especially given the fact that I’m in social work. But I struggle, too. Disclosure of my NVLD is a topic that I’ve faced in my life recently: what to disclose, how to disclose, when to disclose. With a more unheard of LD like NVLD, it’s doubly difficult.
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The Significance of Having a Role Model, by Eileen Herzog

By | NVLD Bloggers

Growing up with NVLD makes social skills and handling change a challenge. One of the ways to work through this is to connect with others who have the ability to interact with you to help make these challenges easier. Two people who made my challenges easier happened to be high school students. My Mom had been very involved in my sisters Odyssey of the Mind team so I became the team manager. The students in the program were a positive influence on me, however, the two who were the most supportive to me were Jason and Jennifer. Their older brother had a disability similar to mine so it was easier for them to help me out. Their support continued beyond OM and this was just the first of older peers that I looked up too.
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Frustration with Lack of Resources, by Dan and Rebecca

By | Parents Blogs

I have to begin our story with the fact that I am a retired principal from a very progressive school. My wife is a Special Education teacher.  Together, we have spent the past 30 years helping students with a variety of abilities to learn, encouraging them, helping them to grow, developing parent understanding and creating a positive environment for them to experience failure and to succeed. We have raised two sons that are on their way to successful lives.
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Making Friends, by Nicholas Beringer

By | NVLD Bloggers

One of the most perplexing things for me about having NLD is trying to navigate the subtleties of making friends. The question of whether someone is being friendly versus trying to be my friend is something I’ve struggled with my whole life and it’s only gotten harder as the world develops a more casual, laid-back attitude toward each other, so I thought I’d write about it in order put it into words, (which is something us NLDers need), in order to help myself work through it and find some similarities between my already established friendships.
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About Growing Up With a Foot on the Autism Spectrum NLD, by Anita Bekker Larsen

By | NVLD Bloggers

Have tried as best I can with and translate my story from Norwegian to English.

I hope to be able to give others an understanding of NLD, a Functions derogatory who can provide a lot of invisible, despite the difficulties that I have problems with writing, with to get it to look good, and to put it function into a context. I have e therefore decided to write a little about my experience with the NLD.
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Realizing, by Michaela Hearst

By | NVLD Bloggers

Michaela, a Project Social Ambassador, spoke at The NVLD Project’s Benefit Cocktail Party about her experience with NVLD and what the work we are doing means to her. She shared this poem at the end of her speech and we wanted to share it here as well.
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Unprepared, by Katrina S.

By | NVLD Bloggers

I wasn’t diagnosed with NVLD until the last semester of my senior year of highschool. I’d been seeing a counselor for years but she had retired and I had started seeing a new one who immediately asked if I knew about NVLD, I didn’t. I’d always struggled with my handwriting, coordination, and interacting with others but just thought it was because I was just odd but as I learned about NVLD I realized that the descriptions I was hearing sounded familiar.
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Remember, by Nicholas Beringer

By | NVLD Bloggers

People have always been surprised by my memory, both what I do remember and also what I don’t. I can’t remember where I parked my car, but I can remember when your birthday is. I can’t remember how we set up the room for that event, but I can remember that story you told me about how your parents said they were getting a divorce at Thanksgiving and now it’s completely ruined for you forever. I can’t remember how much rent is going to be for this month, but I can remember how people used to make fun of for your stutter, even as you were just trying to make friends and fit in. Read More