Horace W. Porter


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Does your child struggle with school?  Does he or she dread reading out loud, writing an essay, or tackling a math problem?  While every child has trouble with homework from time to time, if a certain area of learning is consistently problematic, it might indicate a learning disorder.  By understanding all you can about learning disabilities, you can ensure your child gets the right help to overcome classroom challenges and succeed in life.  To learn more about learning disabilities, click on the link below.

Learning Disabilities Help Guide


Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development.  These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.  With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD.  Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.  To learn more about ASD, click on the link below.  Within this website, you can access important information pertaining to the topics below and much more:

  • Families and Adults
  • Research
  • Advocate
  • Get Involved

Autism Speaks

This is a great website that provides parents with a plethora of information on learning and attention issues.  Understood for Learning has 15 founding nonprofit organizations that are diverse in their specialties, but united by a common desire to help parents help children.  They’ve come together to bring parents a comprehensive resource that no single organization could provide on its own.

Of course, parents want the best for their children.  Understood for Learning provides parents with specialized help to unlock their child’s strengths and help him/her to reach their full potential.  With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood for Learning aims to be that support.  You will find information on topics such as:

  • School and Learning
  • Friends and Feelings
  • You and Your Family
  • Community and Events
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parent Toolkits

Understood for Learning


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