Portland, OR. LaShell Holton, a learning resource center teacher at Markham School, recently received a $4,500 Century Link AT Grant to bring audiobooks designed for children with disabilities to her school for the 2018-19 academic year. The grant also includes 1:1 reading coaching on assistive technology from a local nonprofit, The Shadow Project.

The Shadow Project students at Portland Public Schools’ Woodmere Elementary School enjoy one-on-one reading coaching using audiobooks with the Portland Timbers own Joey Webber (Timber Joey)!

The Shadow Project’s mission is to make school more accessible and engaging for children with learning challenges, so they can achieve their full potential.

By equipping classrooms with innovative tools and strategies tailored to diverse learning needs, The Shadow Project has teamed with schools to foster success for more than 10,000 students who typically read one- to three-years below grade level, and have challenges such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism.

For more information, here’s a link to its website: http://www.shadow-project.org/