Hello, so today we are going to be talking about NLD and sensory issues. Do you have any sensory reactions to sounds, sights, textures, tastes, or smells? I know I do! We’ll be discussing those topics today. Read More
Hello, my name is Taylor Richardson and I am 21 years old. And I have a Non-verbal Learning Disability. Wasn’t diagnosed until the 9th Grade about it. I graduated from high school in 2021 Whetstone High School. I was in school for 14 years because I started school late but the other reason was because I thought that my parents and teachers thought it was best for me to get held back a year. Read More
I was blessed with an opportunity to obtain a degree in Disability Studies combined with a minor in Indigenous Knowledge and Experience. Together, these unique educational experiences allowed me to embrace a disability lens which allowed me to unlearn everything I thought I knew about disability.
What are you doing right now?
Can you picture yourself? You can probably imagine the position of your limbs in relation to each other and the space around them. Your head. Your hands, feet, shoulders. Imagine yourself right now. Can you picture the look on your face? Can you visualize your posture, whether relaxed, tense, slumped down, or erect? Chances are, you know what you look like right now. Read More
Growing up with an NVLD, one of the things that greatly bothered me was how clear it was that students weren’t being encouraged to challenge themselves a little by joining activities, and having new experiences. It truly took some time for my support team to understand my parents’ philosophies. However, as time went on it ended up being a great learning experience for us all. The truth is students with an NVLD and other disabilities loved challenging themselves more than some realized. Read More
Hello, my name is Jacob McDonald. I am a 23-year-old male and I have a nonverbal learning disability (NVLD). Before I share my story I would just like to say how pleased I am that there is a website that fully explains this neurological condition and that there are people out there that experience very similar issues that I have in their lives. It makes me feel not alone and more compelled to share my experience with others so that more awareness can be spread about this highly complex and serious condition. Read More
I was diagnosed with NVLD and dysgraphia much later in life 39 to be exact. I had completed my masters in social work and had full time employment already. I always struggled in clearly explaining on paper what I wanted to say. People did and still make negative judgments based on how I process information and make snide comments at times throughout my life. sometimes even pointed out by others the differential treatment I have received.I feel better education needs to given to those in the workplaces at all levels everywhere. I continue to work in a helping field and find it amazing how much self advocacy still needs to occur. When I have been open and shared with higher ups in the industry it is often met with criticism or contempt or even punitive. I hope as I continue in my career more information will become available in my journey that will provide insight into those that struggle with both of these conditions along with more acceptance and less judgement.
I’m a social worker. I’m married with two children and have a few dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and going swimming.