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Learning Disabilities Assoc. of SC Midlands Gives! Day


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Hosted by Central Carolina Community Foundation, Midlands Gives is a 24-hour online giving event that brings the region together as one community, raising money and awareness for local nonprofits in 11 Midlands counties.

By giving to Learning Disabilities Association of South Carolina on May 1st at https://www.midlandsgives.org/ldasc you increase our chances of winning between $500 and $5000 in additional prize money to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with and affected by learning disabilities!
According to the annual State of LD Report, 1 in 5 individuals has a learning disability. Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems that interfere with learning basic skills and higher level skills such as organization, time planning, abstract reasoning, long or short term memory and attention. LD can affect an individual’s life beyond academics and can impact relationships with family, friends and in the workplace. Our mission is to help identify causes of LD, promote prevention of LD, and to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with and affected by LD. Your charitable gift on May 1, 2018 will be applied to:
1. provide training seminars and programs throughout the state to educators for professional development and to parents on issues related to learning disabilities.
2. answer questions to provide support, advocacy, and assistance to individuals to locate appropriate resources.
3. collaborate with like cause organizations to provide resources, support, education, training, and advocacy to ensure success for all people with learning disabilities.
4. work with state and federal agencies and organizations on training materials, etc. (Dyslexia Task Force, State Department of Education, Dyslexia Training Manual).
5. provide information material to promote learning disability awareness; assist with training for parents, teachers, educations, service providers, and the public, in general; help parents to know key terminology and resources available to assist in advocating for services for their children with LD.
6. continue outreach goals of the Healthy Children Project.