Jonathan Mooney is one of my favorite authors when it comes to writing about ADHD and learning disabilities. He’s intelligent and funny and I just love his attitude in general when it comes to learning disabled kids.
If you haven’t read his books, you should definitely check them out. Learning Outside the Lines was his first, co-authored with David Cole. When The Short Bus came out, he was generous enough to send me a copy, which I reviewed and thoroughly enjoyed.
Jonathan is working on a new project called Project Eye to Eye, and once again I think he’s totally on target with his thoughts and ideas.
Here is a portion of Project Eye to Eye’s Mission Statement:
Project Eye-To-Eye’s mission is to develop a national coalition of grassroots mentoring programs for labeled learning disabled students and to empower these individuals to celebrate their differences.
Mr. Mooney has been involved in a number of important events and projects lately. Rather than take the time to summarize all of it, I’ll just give you the links:
Project Eye to Eye
A newspaper article about an event in San Francisco last weekend – a wonderful read.
The Parents Education Network.
I think that if we as parents of kids with ADHD and/or learning disabilities got on board with some of these groups and their ideas, we could maybe change the way our schools are run; a change that is long overdue.