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Adults: Learning Disability Resources

Adults: Do You Think You May have a Learning Disability?

Here are a few things that may help: …


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The impact of learning disabilities is lifelong. The issues that made school work so challenging as a child crop up again in the workplace, in social situations, and in our homes. Paperwork and reports at work; keeping up with bills; and helping our children with their homework can be a struggle.


With the right information, planning, and support, adults with learning disabilities can learn to advocate for themselves and make smart decisions about education after high school, finding a job and dealing with everyday obstacles. Maybe you grew up knowing you had a learning disability and received special education services. Or you struggled with learning difficulties and never knew exactly how to identify the problem. On this page, you can find even more avenues to success at work, in college or graduate school, in your relationships, and in the community. We believe in you.



Planning a Successful Transition After High School: Start here …


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Understanding your options after high school and creating a plan is important to future success. Options such as a four-year college, two-year college, vocational-technical school or program, adult education and continuing education or a life skill program are all options to be considered after graduation from high school.

As an adult, whichever path you choose to your future is up to you. Many successful adults say that three keys to navigating that path as smoothly and as easily as possible are having a plan, starting early, and knowing your resources. Here are a few tips to make the transition to Post-Secondary education easier.



What Is A Learning Disability?


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According to IDEA a Specific Learning Disability (SLD) is a “disorder in one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using language, spoken or written, that may manifest itself in the imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations, including conditions such as perceptual disabilities, brain injury, minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia and developmental aphasia.” “SLD” does not include learning problems that are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor disabilities; of intellectual disability; of emotional disturbance; or of environmental, cultural, or economic disadvantage (34 CFR §300.8 (c)(10).”In the 2014 State of Learning Disabilities report, SLD is described as an “unexpected, significant difficulty in academic achievement and related areas of learning More….



About Transition Services From THE UTAH STATE OFFICE OF REHABILITATION


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The Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (USOR) is a state agency, under the Board of Education, that provides services to individuals with disabilities, whose disabilities cause them impediments to employment. Our mission is to assist eligible individuals with disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment and increase their independence. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselors are licensed by the State of Utah and nationally certified. Our counselors are specially trained in disabilities and employment. VR Counselors provides Transition Services to eligible students with disabilities as they transition from school to adult life. Our goal is to provide students with a smooth transition, holistic team approach, and services that are necessary and reasonable to help prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. More….



The Facts About E-cigarettes


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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and some health experts are concerned that the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine have yet to be adequately studied, and are therefore unknown. The FDA is also concerned about quality control, asserting that some manufacturers may not adequately disclose all the chemical ingredients in their e-cigarettes, and that the amount of nicotine listed on a cartridge label may not match the actual amount in the cartridge. Electronic cigarette manufacturers are careful not to directly market their product to young people. However nicotine cartridges for the e-cigarettes come in a wide range of flavors likely to appeal to kids—think chocolate, caramel, strawberry and even bubble gum. And because e-cigarettes are sold online, it’s easier for kids to purchase them. More….



Adults: Learning Disability Resources


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A collection of private organizations, businesses, goverment agencies, and professionals who provide services that may be helpful to individuals with learning disabilities.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website has been compiled for your convenience. The Learning Disabilities Association of Utah (LDAU) does not represent or endorse any particular point of view, program, organization, business or professional. It is up to the parent or individual to decide which program or professional that would best suit your’s or your child’s needs. LDAU makes no warranties about the accuracy, helpfulness or completeness of any information contained on this site. More…



Links To Helpful Websites


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The resources listed provide a selection of websites with the latest information learning that may be helpful for adults with learning disabilities

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website has been compiled for your convenience. The Learning Disabilities Association of Utah (LDAU) does not represent or endorse any particular point of view, program, organization, business or professional. It is up to the parent or individual to decide which program or professional that would best suit your’s or your child’s needs. LDAU makes no warranties about the accuracy, helpfulness or completeness of any information contained on this site. More…


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