LD Series

Horizon Academy offers the community a series of FREE informative seminars regarding learning disabilities and other related topics. The “Learning Disability Series” is held on Thursday evenings throughout the year at Horizon Academy. We invite you to join us to hear from professionals as well as those who have personally been affected by learning disabilities.


Learning Disabilities Series 2016-2017
Learning Disabilities Simulation
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Step into the shoes of a student with a learning disability at our LD Simulation! Experience the struggles these students face every day. This is a truly unique and powerful event.


Community Resource Night

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Learn more about the resources available for students with learning disabilities in Kansas City. Hear from: Cheri Barad, Education Consultant; Beckham Linton, SLP & Social Learning Specialist; and Dr. Avner Stern, Licensed Psychologist. Then join us for some open networking where you can meet with the following organizations: ADHDKC, PossAbilities, IDA Missouri Kansas Branch, Heartland Social Learning Center, Project RISE, and Responsive Centers.

Orton-Gillingham Lecture
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Horizon Academy welcomes Karen Leopold, MS Ed, an Accredited Training Fellow of the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She will discuss the Orton-Gillingham Approach and how it relates to our students.

Learning Disabilities Simulation

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Can’t make it to our first LD Simulation? You still have a chance to attend this eye-opening simulation and learn about the daily struggles of a student with LD.



Learning Disabilities Simulation

Each LD Series we host at least one Learning Disabilities Simulation, an eye-opening experience that aims to simulate different types of LD. Through this simulation, we try to help you understand what students with LD are going through each day and provide some accommodations that may help them. While we host this simulation at least once a year here, it is also fully mobile! Horizon Academy can visit your school, community group, etc. and lead the simulation for a group of 20-48 participants. If you know of a group in the Kansas City area who would be interested, please contact Amanda Metzler.