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Fort Wayne Center for Learning Needs Community Support to Remain Open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A Fort Wayne non-profit organization that helps children struggling with learning disabilities is in jeopardy of closing their doors. Officials with the Fort Wayne Center for Learning say they need the community's help to remain open. Full story

Special education pioneer turns 100

   As a child in Seattle 100 years ago, Ed Baker was denied enrollment in schools due to a learning disability. KING's Eric Wikinson reports, Ed's parents would later start one of the first special education schools in Washington state, and help future generations of disabled.

His robot legs may lift people from wheelchairs

In school, Monty Reed struggled with a learning disability. Then, after a parachute mishap, doctors told him he’d never walk again. But today he not only walks, he’s invented robotic legs that may lift others out of their wheelchairs. Full story

Marine: ‘Proud’ of young pen pal

   Feb. 12: Jacob Poehls overcame severe learning disabilities with the help of his mom and a Marine pen pal. TODAY’s Meredith Vieira talks to Jacob, his mother, Nora Hall, and U.S. Marine Balthazar Pineda.

Can dyslexia help you succeed?

   Dec. 7: Tom Cruise is just one of the many celebrities living with this learning disability. Dr. Nancy Snyderman reports on how having it could benefit you.

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