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"The thing about living with any disability is that you adapt; you do what works for you." ― Stella Young

If you are interested in taking any of these trainings please contact your Regional Program Manager or Regional Adult Education Specialist.

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Working with Adults with Learning Disabilities
This workshop will focus on how adult literacy programs work with adults with diagnosed learning disabilities and undiagnosed learning difficulties. Topics will vary upon location and program needs but may cover: legal issues, characteristics of learning disabilities/difficulties, accommodations/adaptations, strategies and methods, and screening and diagnosis. Participants will be requested to complete a pre-training reading and activity to provide them with needed background knowledge. The session will build on this knowledge and will allow participants an opportunity to design a lesson using learned strategies. Audience: All adult education practitioners, customizable to need. 3-6 hours

Adults and Learning Disabilities
This course is designed for any adult literacy teacher and volunteer. Through this online course, you will learn the keys to success in working with adults with learning disabilities through: * understanding the legal issues involved, * how to plan appropriate instruction, and * how to adapt your instruction. Each week's lesson addresses a topic in adult education pertaining to learning disabilities. Online facilitated course. 32 hours

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