Unwrapping the Gift of Potential at Clarke

The spirit of the season filled the classrooms on a recent day at Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech in Jacksonville, Florida. In one class, a teacher led her energetic preschoolers in an assignment that involved decorating a Christmas tree. Later that morning, a student practiced her language skills by reading her letter to Santa aloud to a group of visitors. Schoolwide, classes were preparing … Continue reading Unwrapping the Gift of Potential at Clarke

3 Top Myths About Kids with Learning Disabilities (LD)

Learning disabilities are more common than most people think, but widely misunderstood. It is widely believed by educational psychologists that more than one in 10 people in the general population (children and adults) have a learning disability. Myth: Learning disabilities occur in people with low intelligence. In fact: a learning disability can only be diagnosed in someone who has average or higher cognitive ability. Many famously successful … Continue reading 3 Top Myths About Kids with Learning Disabilities (LD)

Founder’s Legacy Continues Through Scholarships for UPS Employees’ Children

Volunteering with the Special Olympics has given Shelby Leonard of Fort Myers, Florida, a glimpse into her future. The Florida SouthWestern State College student hopes to become a pediatric nurse “to help all types of children, especially those with special needs,” she says. Shelby recently wrote a thank-you letter to the Board of Directors of the Johnson Scholarship Foundation for awarding her a scholarship to … Continue reading Founder’s Legacy Continues Through Scholarships for UPS Employees’ Children