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Canadian Parents Advocate for Children with Learning Disabilities 

Parent advocacy group in Ontario – the Francophone Association for Learning Disorders – provides advice and resources such as Bookshare for children with dyslexia. The founder and president share their daughters’ struggles with reading and the audiobooks that saved them.

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Bookshare Member Spotlight: Meet Nicholas Racheotes

Nicholas Racheotes is an Emeritus Professor of History at Framingham State University and an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard. As a retired professor who is blind, he relies on Bookshare for his scholarly research, pleasure reading, and ticket to lifelong learning. He has been a Bookshare member since 2009, and he believes it is important to “put as many tools in the learning toolbox as possible.”


Join the Fun on “Drop Everything and Read” Day 

Bookshare supports D.E.A.R. Day – a national celebration of reading on April 12 to remind families to make reading a priority activity in their lives. Want to join in but not sure what to read next? The Bookshare staff is here to help with enticing book recommendations for kids, teens, and adults to help Bookshare members spring into reading. 


Mother-Daughter Duos Share Dyslexia Journey (Part 2)

In Part 1, two mothers and daughters shared their challenges and triumphs as they navigated learning support tools, assistive technology, and misperceptions about dyslexia. In Part 2, Beth and Alanna offer advice for other parents with neurodivergent kids. This series includes remarks from a February 8 webinar hosted by Bookshare and Understood.