NVLD presents itself in an extremely wide range of factors, and indicates many different things to each diagnosed individual. I've never met anyone else with this disability, so if you have personal insight, I'd love to hear your thoughts and connect with you. Feel free to say hi through this page ☺️

I found out I have a Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD) in grade 12. Identifying with this label has helped me to recognize why I experience, interpret, and understand things in a way that can seem a bit different to most people around me. I am excited to be writing for the NVLD project because my struggles when undiagnosed proved to me how necessary it is for us to communicate and consistently work towards creating communities that celebrate diverse abilities and varied ways of thinking. You can learn more about the facts of NVLD here

March 31, 2019

“I was terrified someone would see me. I was also terrified that no one would”

Introduction:

At the end of March, I had the chance to share the story of how I learnt to share my story.

In the past few years, I've been working hard to chase down, organise and share wo...

September 28, 2018

"Language will be her lifeline"

I've been going through a large document that details the results from the psycho-educational assessment that outlines my NVLD diagnosis, and what it indicates about the way I process. I didn't finish collecting that into a post, but toda...

May 5, 2018

I’m SO grateful to be a part of the Threads gallery! Thank you to Emma and The Juvenis Festival for giving SPACE to textile art!👽💫🚀 In these pieces, I used carved block prints, some screen print and embroidery. It’s been exciting to find that all my favourite art ho...

March 27, 2018

Happy world theatre day from me n’ my pal👯‍♀️!!! This wacky coincidence with my gr. 4 picture reminds me that all the world's a (weird!) stage, and world theatre day is every day 😁!! I recently got the chance to share again with The NVLD Project, and used the opportu...

February 5, 2018

Today I learned that the NVLD project has re-shared the words that I wrote for them last year . I was able to read comments from readers (a parent trying to understand, a teen newly diagnosed, and young adults who’ve seen the same world that I have) and though I’ve nev...

March 3, 2017

Today, I hung out with fluff monster.....aand found out that a piece I was asked to write about my learning disability got picked up and shared by The NVLD Project. Click here to read on the site (but wow, I reeeaallyy wish I'd had the chance to edit!! After reading it...

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