Learning Disabilities Awareness Month is celebrated every October and the month aims to educate, raise awareness, and celebrate the unique differences of various learning disabilities, including Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, and other executive functioning difficulties.
According to the United States Department of Education, approximately 2.5 million students have dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia and 6 million students have been clinically diagnosed with ADHD. Oftentimes, a student has several or more of these disabilities.
An awareness of learning disabilities is one of the most important advances in education in recent years. As more and more Americans become aware, our citizens with learning disabilities will have an even greater opportunity to lead full and productive lives and make contributions to society.