Ah, afflicted one, your disabilities were meant to unite with God's enablings, your weakness to mate His power. God's grace is at hand -sufficent-- and at its best when human weakness is most profound. Appropriate it and learn that those who wait on God are stronger in their weakness than the sons of men in their stoutest health and vigor.— F.B. Meyer
Off-limits Learning Disability quotations
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability... but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad.
I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can't do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.
Forget the mistake. Remember the lesson.
I was not good in school. I could never read very fast or very well. I got tested for learning disabilities, for dyslexia. Then I got put on Ritalin and Dexedrine. I took those starting in the eighth grade. As soon as they pumped that drug into me, it would focus me right in.
The way my brain processes information is quite odd.
I mean, I have Attention Deficit Disorder and another learning disability I can't even spell. I don't even have a high school diploma. I'm smart, but you can't prove it on paper.
Online learning can be a lifeline to those who have obstacles, such as geographical distances or physical disabilities.
It is when you finally learn that your are all in your mind that your real life begins.
Know me for my abilities, not my disability.
I spent a lot of time in the school psychologist's office.
I didn't apply myself. My mother thought I had learning disabilities.
As a child, I was called stupid and lazy.
On the SAT I got 159 out of 800 in math. My parents had no idea that I had a learning disability.
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.
I was on the whole considerably discouraged by my school days.
.. It is not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the very beginning of the race.
As a disabled man, let my life be a reflection of the endless amount of ability that exists in each and everyone of us.
What a relief it was to discover that I wasnt realy an idiot! I simply had a learning disability.
Learn to say No without explaining yourself.
Underneath the visible problems with reading and writing lies the deeper problem of 'illearnacy': an acquired disabling of learning courage and learning initiative.
We, the one's who are challenged, need to be heard.
To be seen not as a disability, but as a person who has, and will continue to bloom. To be seen not only as a handicap, but as a well intact human being.
Often as a child you see someone with a learning disability or Down's Syndrome and my mum and dad were always very quick to explain exactly what was going on and to be in their own way inclusive and welcoming.
Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.
So, for example, if a child is labeled as having a learning disability, it has very concrete consequences for the kinds of services and potentially accommodations that child will get.
[Kid] never learned to read in kindergarten, first, and second, so in third grade he begins to be placed in the EMH or the learning-disabled rooms.
I just barely got through school. The problem was a learning disability, at a time when there was no where to get help.
If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.
I'm very learning-disabled, and I think it drove me to what I'm doing.
I hated school . . . . One of the reasons was a learning disability, dyslexia, which no one understood at the time. I still can't spell . . .
Seventy percent of the kids that I see who are labeled learning disabled would not have been had they had proper prenatal nutrition.
I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
Learning disabilities cannot be cured, but they can be treated successfully and children with LD can go on to live happy, successful lives.
I wanted to translate from one flat surface to another.
In fact, my learning disabilities controlled a lot of things. I don't recognize faces, so I'm sure it's what drove me to portraits in the first place.
Well, if you can't then write in the press or put on television the importance of parents changing what they're doing, then the safe way out is to say, "Look, learning disabilities is probably genes. ADHD, probably genes." And that is the political alternative to not blaming the victim.
You can learn something new everyday if you listen.
I'm often in conversations with people who have learning disabilities, and they talk about how they were teased and perhaps laughed at sometimes as children. That was never the case with me. Maybe it was something about my personality, my temperament, but I don't ever remember being teased. I remember the awkwardness of leaving class to go to a special class, but that's all.
I've always thought of myself as a catalyst.
Look, it's not without its perils. Ann Coulter called me "learning disabled." The things people write about me.
When I grew up in Tanzania, I went to school with kids who were blind and deaf, and we were all in one class. There wasn't a different class or teacher for them, so they didn't learn anything. I'm hoping to organize a school to train teachers to help children with disabilities. It's my future goal. I want to move back to Tanzania and do that eventually.
If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you're not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later.
I guess through my learning disability, through dyslexia, I've always been a visual learner - I take in everything through my eyes.
I still get a lot of letters from kids and parents who face different challenges and disabilities. I share some of the lessons that I learned through sports and baseball, which makes me feel good. It's incredible to have an impact that way.
I can get motivated seeing a kid at my sons school overcome a learning disability.
The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
It is not a question of patronizing philanthropy towards disabled people.
They do not need the patronage of the non-disabled. It is not for them to adapt to the dominant and dominating world of the so-called non-disabled. It is for us to adapt our understanding of a common humanity; to learn of the richness of how human life is diverse; to recognize the presence of disability in our human midst as an enrichment of our diversity.
I have discovered few learning disabled students in my three decades of teaching. I have, however, discovered many, many victims of teaching inabilities.
....What I learned was that these athletes were not disabled, they were superabled. The Olympics is where heroes are made. The Paralympics is where heroes come.
New information and communications technologies can improve the quality of life for people with disabilities, but only if such technologies are designed from the beginning so that everyone can use them. Given the explosive growth in the use of the World Wide Web for publishing, electronic commerce, lifelong learning and the delivery of government services, it is vital that the Web be accessible to everyone.
There are millions of people out there ignoring disabilities and accomplishing incredible feats. I learned you can learn to do things differently, but do them just as well. I've learned that it's not the disability that defines you, it's how you deal with the challenges the disability presents you with. And I've learned that we have an obligation to the abilities we DO have, not the disability.