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Disparity, by Nyx

By NVLD Bloggers

Hey all,
I’m Nyx. They’ve known I’ve had learning disabilities since I was 4, but I wasn’t diagnosed with NVLD until I was 16. My disparity is 99th percentile on my left, and 18th percentile on my right, which makes my disability presentation both severe and very rare, according to my psychologist, only 0.02% of people on the planet have a brain with that degree of difference. Life is… interesting. Read More

An Open Letter to My Cross Country Coach, by Eileen

By NVLD Bloggers

More than ever during these crazy times, I have realized how lucky I was to run for you. Since I think daily about how often you looked out for me and how you have also been such great support to my parents too. So many with an NVLD, or similar disabilities, lack this type of relationship in their lives, which helps me appreciate ours even more. Read More

The Importance of Keeping an Individualized Approach to Disabilities, by Michelle

By NVLD Bloggers

One of the most important considerations in working with people with disabilities is to give an individualized approach to the person. I had an Individualized Education Plan in my public school years and an Individualized Service Plan beginning in college. I am grateful for the accommodations and specialty instruction that enabled me to be successful in school. I often felt that the services, especially as I grew, were generalized and not customized to what I needed.
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What’s Everyone Laughing about? I Just Don’t Get It!, by Megan

By NVLD Bloggers

Laughter has always been a hidden language for me. I always took things literally. My first memory of this was when I was maybe about five years old, and had caught the flu. My mom had told me “I caught a bug from school.” I honestly thought I had an actual bug inside my body that was making me sick. I took it upon myself to find a flashlight and to “look for the bug down my throat.” This was just the beginning of taking things so literally.
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The Importance of Being Connected, by Eileen

By NVLD Bloggers

Among my most positive experiences growing up with an NVLD was being a three-season runner. Since I gained an advocate, great friends and most of all I had a purpose at school. Therefore, it was upsetting to me that my experience was so uncommon as others with similar disabilities were missing out of the benefits it provided. During these unprecedented times more than ever I have thought this shouldn’t be as personal connections are so beneficial.
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