What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

BOOKSHARE SUPPLIES FREE BOOK DOWNLOADS FOR KIDS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

     Home  >  Articles  > News & Tips: Special Needs
by NYMetroParents Staff

Related: bookshare, benetech nonprofit, department of education, office of special education programs, children with learning disabilities,


If your child has a learning difference like dyslexia, they may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare, a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

Girl with computer and books studying

Have you been told your child has a learning difference like dyslexia? Do they have trouble reading print due to a physical disability or visual impairment? If so, your child may qualify for free digital books and reading tools from Bookshare. Students who have a learning disability, a visual impairment, or a physical disability qualify for free memberships.

Already, over 200,000 students are reading digital books; these books help students read independently and perform better in school. Many students who previously didn’t like reading have become readers. There are over 150,000 books available, including all the popular literature, textbooks, teacher-recommended reading, reference books, as well as books on any topic your child might be interested in.

If this sounds like a good fit for your child, there are two ways to get them a membership.

1. At your next parent/teacher conference, ask your child's teacher if they can sign your child up for Bookshare. They can start the sign up process here. The teacher will certify that your child has a qualifying disability. Once your child is signed up at school, the teachers will be able to download books for him/her. Watch this video to learn more.

2. Get your child an individual membership. It’s like an unlimited library card. Your child will be able to explore the library, download books, and read on their own. Here’s a guide to the process.

Bookshare is a literacy solution of Benetech, a nonprofit funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Explore the parent and training pages on the Bookshare website to learn more.


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More News & Tips: Special Needs Articles

Managing Your Emotions After Your Child’s Special Needs Diagnosis

IDA-LI President Raises Awareness of Dyslexia on Long Island
Keep Moving Forward Creates Independence Through Physical Therapy
Help Your Child Tame Their Anxiety at the Dentist
Resale Boutique for American Girl Dolls Supports Women with Autism

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local News & Tips: Special Needs Sponsors

Dinosaurs Rock
Serving the Tri-State area
845-368-3466
We Bring the Museum To You! Great for PreK all th...

Crowne Plaza Hotel
66 Hale Ave
White Plains, NY
914-821-1375
...

Pump It Up Long Island
225 Community Drive
Great Neck, NY
516-466-7867
Hosting a birthday party at Pump It Up is great fo...

JCC-Chabad LIC
10-25 48th Ave.
Long Island City, NY
718-609-0066
JCC - Chabad LIC A contemporary community center,...

Park East Youth Enrichment Center
164 E. 68th St.
New York, NY
212-737-6900
WELCOME TO THE PARK EAST YOUTH ENRICHMENT CENTER ...
See Our News & Tips: Special Needs Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE