In 1999, a group of advocates for people with learning disabilities unified to bring better resources to schools, libraries, parents, and the public. The group formed a unique twist, not focusing on the challenges of the individual, but on the strengths that is used to overcome the challenges.
The Gifted Learning Project is a grassroots, nonprofit (501(c)3) organization started and operated by people with learning disabilities and/or with immediate family members whom have learning disabilities. No board member receives any pay -- all are volunteers. We work from our hearts because we understand what it is like to have a disability. We feel that having a disability is like modern art. No two people see the same picture, so why should we assume that all people learn the same? Learning is like a tailored suit; it takes a while and is unique to the individual. To learn, you must use your gifts, and so we have the Gifted Learning Project.