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I Have a Learning Disability

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    I got put into the special education program at

    my school because I have a learning disability. I cant understand math's, graphs, and anything to do with numbers. I've always failed all my subjects and I find everything difficult to do. the only subject in school that I am good at is English. but I still only get a c in that...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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    Acquired Incompetence

    How ironic... I was "normal" growing up, but my grades were below average because of my disinterest... And now, after developing a learning disability, in college, I have a near perfect GPA. I have to study with twice the amount unhindered people do. It's so frustrating...
    ratsicle ratsicle 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2013

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    I Finally Get Support From My Employeer

    Today I had a meeting with my boss and found out they will pay for services to help me strengthening my skills. I really pushed the employer hard to support this because I was afraid of losing my job soon as my job performance haven't been that good lately and my boss admit that...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    My Learning Disability

       When I was young I wasn't certain what was wrong with me, but I felt very different from all the other kids in my school classes.  I had great diffculties with reading comprehension in understanding what I read.  It wasn't until the third grade where I began having...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response May 14, 2010

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    Mild Intulectual

    i have mild intulectual.. its alsoa  learning disability... i sometimes dont understand questions or other things and i have to get someone to explain it to me.. its really annoying! and i forget the next day too... i wish i have photographic memeory!!!!!
    bubblebutterfly bubblebutterfly 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Sometimes i feel like life can be unfair

    towards me. I have learning disablities such as dyslexia and memory comprehension and i always have to work so much harder then the people around me and more hours to gain a positive result. I try so hard sometimes and still dont even get a B average. Its so depressing...
    UnusualAngel UnusualAngel 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia shorty

    after I was born my social skills and coordination are terrible I think that's why I was bullied all through primary and high school and why I don't socialise much. But I've made massive improvements and I've learned I can still have a great life even with this disability
    Dynamite500 Dynamite500 18-21, M Mar 2

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    I have ADHD and didn't do well in school I felt

    like a social Miss fit and I've never felt like I really belonged I find it's so awkward when I'm out and about and I come across other people my age I get so anxious that I even avoid other people my age
    ash18bmth ash18bmth 18-21, M Mar 9

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    I been thinking about me having a learning

    disability and how I have no friends. Yet I know other people who haves a learning disability that does have friends. However, most of these people that do have friends does not have the same interest in me. I know allot of them can accept things with society but I don't. There...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Feb 26

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    I'm Just A Statistics

    I been doing allot of reading on learning disability and been thinking about it how it effecting my life. I read stuff people in my case have trouble making friends, having dating relationships and having and/or keeping an job. All these issues I'm having in my life. It might...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2013

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    My Struggle.

    When I was younger I hid the fact that I had an LD from just about everybody outside of school. I was embarrassed, and thought everybody would treat me the same way I was treated at school. I really hated school because the teachers didn't know how to teach children with...
    JnoCovert JnoCovert 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 2, 2013

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    It have been hard trying to find a job

    since I been fired having a learning disability last November. It is also hard due to the fact I'm not from Nova Scotia and been facing allot of discrimination. So I decided on Monday I will try to search for an advocate that can help me connect with someone that will give me...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    If you have an LD and need someone to talk to

    I'm very open. Please make sure your comment here first so I can adjust my profile to accept your PM.
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    Hey guys! I am a high school student

    and I really need some opinions/help. I have always struggled with math and everything related to numbers since I can remember. I still count on my fingers, I can barely read a clock, and I have a terrible sense of direction, I still struggle with simples things like: long...
    megan1010 megan1010 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Is There Anybody In The World That Can Relate To Me And Help Me!? I FEEL LIKE IM THE ONLY ONE

    I struggle with a learning disability, im not sure exactely what kind of learning disabiity I have but I have been discouraged and I suffer with low self esteem and I have trouble following directions, I NEED HELP IN THE WORST WAY! PLEASE TELL ME IM NOT ALONE.
    rosenberg23 rosenberg23 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    Earlier ago I explained my story of my employer

    fired me for having a learning disability and don't want to provide accommodations. In their point of view they see the word disability so they think I'm not that smart. First they wanted me to sign a termination letter so they can pay me and give me my record of employment...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Having A Language Disorder

    Think of Mixed Expressive Receptive Language Disorder as an “aphasia” of the brain. Everything gets mixed up spoken and written. You have the understanding from the information you can retain (Which is not much even when it is mixed up) from what is being said however...
    lemur1 lemur1 18-21 Sep 29, 2013

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    Hey so I have a learning disability

    so all of you should know that it's hard to learn , understand , explain , read , spell , write and do somethings . I went on a ski trip and this guy that was teaching us as in me n my friends how to ski he noticed I was struggling more then the others and couldn't understand so...
    loveintothelight loveintothelight 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 2

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    Dysgraphia

    When I was a kid I was diagnosed as having an inditerminate learning disability. With my high IQ and verbal skills my teaches refused to take it seriously. It wasn't until I dropped out of school and was on welfare for years and years that I finally convinced my social worker to...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    Struggles That Never End

    I hate school. No that's an understatement. I DESPISE school. During tests I get sweaty and shaking and can't concentrate. I hear the clock ticking and pencils and look at the paper but all I see is swirls of letters that I can't make out. I read and re-read the question over and...
    lauren901 lauren901 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    Learning Disability Organization Close Down In Nova Scotia

    Today I was visiting Learning Disabilities Association of Nova Scotia website http://www.ldans.ca/ and learned today their organization is no longer in service. Since living in this province from 2008 up to now I learned Nova Scotia haven't provide good support for me with many...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Dec 3, 2013

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    Need Someone To Talk To

    I have a non verbal learning disability and am looking for some one to talk to for support I am married and not looking for a date I just need someone to talk to please message me
    fae430 fae430 22-25 Apr 20, 2011

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    What It Like To Be Me

    Allot of people know I have an LD. But I don't think anyone knows what it like having a life with one. There is many type of LD. Mine is language based learning disability. When I was born, I have birth complications. The Dr's said I would never be able to talk, walk and other...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 3 Responses May 14, 2013

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    L. Disability

    I didn't know I had and I actually have a learning disability. I am not discouraged by it.  I just need to work at it harder or more then most people.Look at this list; they are still somebody with learning disabilities like us.Famous people with learning difficulties... makes...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    I Will Not Be Ashamed Anymore

    Most of my life I was ashamed having a learning disability. I realized I should be at all. I realized I'm allot better than most people managing money, I'm very creative and most importantly I'm independent. Yes I'm not the greatest in grammar, spelling and other things but I'm...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    I Have Dyscalculia.

    Also known as a math disability. I've always had problems with simple math or even division or my times tables. I can't subtract big numbers like 283 - 842 It just doesn't click. I have to write it down or use a calculator to get the answer. Do you have a disability like this...
    RiuChan RiuChan 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    I'm Not Smart, But I'm Pretty Intelligent.

    There is a difference between being smart and being intelligent. I have trouble doing mental math, but I can give a speech about something. I can write a story but I cant always remember a story or book I read. I can't remember something that happened a year ago. I have to write...
    ziffon ziffon 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    I will share my story.

    I will probably share my story in a few other learning disability groups too. Maybe some people will like it and maybe relate. Anyway, I have a learning disability or disorder or whatever you want to call it. I was never properly diagnosed or anything but my teachers in...
    JessicaWho JessicaWho 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    thewolfinme thewolfinme 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I Have Adhd And LD

    I've always found it hard to concetrate and study since I was in high school I was always able to notice that i'm abit slower than my class at learning. I was always afraid of people knowing about my LD in other words learning difficulty but ever since watching programes. about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    And It Makes Me Feel So Damn Stupid :(

    School was never easy for me, at least not when I was younger. I had to spend hours and hours reading, and writing, sometimes reading and writng them over and over again, just to be able to understand, and comphrend what I was reading. I Loved school, so don't think I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Nov 10, 2010

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    And It Sucks!

    For all my verbal ability, I've got a crippling learning disability in math.  Like, I can't reliably do basic multiplication, and anything more advanced than that is simply impossible for me.I've worked around it, found ways to do almost everything that requires math...but it's...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 11, 2011

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    Life-Long Learning Disabilities

    Hey everybody I have not had learning disabilities like writing or reading but I do have many others. I am much much slower in any kinds of things.I am 33 y.o. but I basicly cannot do anything.No matter how hard I try,I fail.To mentioned-failed to learn to drive a car,would...
    larahope larahope 31-35, F Sep 13, 2013

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    I have written my fair share of stories here.

    I also spoke to many people telling them about my disability. But I can't think of anyone could try to understand what it like to be a person like me. I also learned there are people say they would offer support but most of these people said that was just words and no real...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    I Don'T Know What To Do

    I always knew there was something wrong with me but I never got tested for a disorder until a few months ago. Did I mention I am finishing up my second year of college? Not exactly the best time to find out but I finally got the money to go. Anyways, why I'm here. I don't know...
    sukaza4meshon sukaza4meshon 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2013

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    I Have a Learning Disability

    I have a Learning Disability. I have this because of a birth defect called Agenisis of the Corpus Callosum (ACC). I have the most rare case of ACC documented to date. This is because I dont have things like seizures or Cerebral Paulsy or any of the major syndromes or diseases...
    laurawilson laurawilson 22-25 7 Responses Sep 8, 2008

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    I don't do math like a regular person,

    I do what I do, to figure out my answers.. Now I live accepting myself, but for years I lived scared, ashamed, of my disability. Many times I thought I was stupid, or worse.. But now I know I'm a lil cat in a lions world, with a big roar!
    pinkky87 pinkky87 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I'm Too Afraid Of Getting The Freudian Disability..

    Thinking skills are killing me. Though I get the total idea but precision is making me mad. Do you think my condition is like Freud defined, "a mental disability?"
    yeyoil yeyoil 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2013

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    The Employer Must Offer Me More

    I just got done meeting with my lawyer about how my employer let me off last week. I worked for this company for 2 1/2 years and they only giving me 2 weeks of compensation. Due to my case, the company needs to offer me allot more. We still working the details how much I'm...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Nov 25, 2013

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    Employer Wrong Doing

    There many people with a disability try to get a job and within time they loss their job cause of their disability. It is not legal to fire someone over a disability. I had this happen to me a few days ago and taking legal action about it. It very important if these event...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M Nov 24, 2013

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    Brain injury. The result of "shaken baby

    syndrome". Slow processing time and I completely time out sometimes. It's only getting worse again as I go through puberty.
    Lewshun Lewshun 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I Have Scotiopic Sensitivity Syndrome

    Scotiopic Sensitivity Syndrome is one of the at least 150 types of Dyslexia which have been broken out of the larger umbrella know as Dyslexia.   I truly hope that there are number of other people who will read this post! I hope that it will be read by both people with...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin 46-50, M Dec 28, 2011

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    I had a learning disability

    since in my 20s I try every day but it hard to cope with work , school and home hard to do things. U feel like I am dumb
    Whitewave2 Whitewave2 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I Do....

    School was never easy for me, at least not when I was younger. I had to spend hours and hours reading, and writing, sometimes reading and writng them over and over again, just to be able to understand, and comphrend what I was reading. I Loved school, so don't think I didn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Wish Still Didn't Came True

    I wrote a while ago trying to make friends with someone having an LD. The wish is unfilled. Though no one haves any obligation of meeting this request, I wish someone was interested.
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    I Cant Learn.

    I was diagnosed with a Math learning disability when I was maybe eight. For the longest time they had me on an IEP for every subject, then one year they took it all back. Now I'm on an 504. & fail not only math but science and others. I feel so cheated because a 504 doesn't do...
    OneMoreDay8248 OneMoreDay8248 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2013

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    I Might Have A LD, But It Don'T Stop Me Advancing In Life

    I sure allot of us had our challenges in our lives. Being told you can't do this, and that and etc. I don't know why, but for myself, every time someone said that to me, it makes me to try harder and prove to them I can archive things that they say I can't. I'm diagnosed with a...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    At a very young age I suffered a serious head injury which left me paralyzed on one side(my left),doctors told my parents that I would never walk again. My family refused to accept...
    theswordinthestone theswordinthestone 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I know with some people I worked with in my life might think I have autism. What I do know and what I have documented that I have a language based learning disability. The talk...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I have an iq of 180 I was tested when I was really young because my foster parents thought I might have a learning disability well I don't and I'm now taking college courses at age...
    portland123456789 portland123456789 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I heard it said before by someone with no physical disabilities that they did not know that someone physically disabled that they knew had a hard time doing things. It is my...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    well honestly don't know what to say except for I have cerebral palsy and as we all know life is not very easy when you have a disability
    christinalloyd christinalloyd 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I'm 31 years old and have been battling back problems for the last 15 years. It used to come on just once in awhile, a little pain in the lower back, some tingling down my right...
    jeneral3015 jeneral3015 31-35, F 17 hrs ago

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    To be completely honest, I denied it for some time. I haven't actually done any kind of official test, but I have a nurse practitioner and a number of knowledgeable individuals who...
    Kavka Kavka 18-21, M 21 hrs ago

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    I like learning how to do new things. I especially like challenging myself to do things that I'm not very good at and hands on things. I've been learning sign language lately.
    cunninlc cunninlc 22-25, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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