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May 2006

LDOnLine.org Celebrates 10 Years with Site Redesign

World's leading web site on learning disabilities gets a full update

May 1, 2006

(Washington, D.C.) � LDOnline.org, the world’s leading Web site on learning disabilities and ADHD, re-launched today in honor of the Web site’s tenth birthday.

Launched in 1996, LDOnLine.org now serves more than 290,000 parents, teachers, and other professionals each month, and seeks to help children and adults reach their full potential by providing accurate and up-to-date information and advice about learning disabilities and ADHD. More than 2.9 million school-age children in the United States are diagnosed with learning disabilities each year.

"We feel an enormous sense of responsibility: to find good information; to present it well; and above all, to get things right," said Noel Gunther, Executive Director of LD OnLine. With a brand new look and feel, LD OnLine features hundreds of helpful articles, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children's writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, a set of very active bulletin boards, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

LD OnLine has won a Clarion Award as the best non-profit site on the Web, and has recently been recognized as a four-star site by the Tufts University Child & Family WebGuide. The site has been supported over the years by most of the leading funders in the field, including the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the Schwab Foundation for Learning, The Eisner Foundation, Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation, and NEC Foundation of America, among others.

LDOnLine.org is a national educational service of WETA-TV, the PBS station in Washington, D.C. WETA is the third-largest producing station of programming for the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) and the flagship public broadcaster in the nation's capital. For more information on WETA and its programs, visit the Web site at www.weta.org.

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