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Kelly Fomalont

Senior Program Associate

Kelly Fomalont is the Senior Program Associate at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. She helps run programs to support and empower young adults with learning and attention issues.

Before joining NCLD, Kelly was an AmeriCorps VISTA development fellow at LIFT-DC, a national nonprofit that empowers families to break the cycle of poverty. During her year of service, she helped secure funding through grant writing and event planning.

Kelly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. in psychology, a minor in economics, and a public and professional writing certificate. As an undergrad, she was the student coordinator at her university’s Eye to Eye chapter. In this role, she ran a mentoring program for middle school students with learning and attention issues, planned a fundraising gala, and spoke at various events to advocate for students with learning and attention issues.

From the policy blog

Complicating My LD Narrative

Written by Julia Nessman, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 22 hours ago

Then I was diagnosed with an LD (learning disability) at 10 years old. Through my mom’s persistence in getting me a neuropsychological evaluation, I found out that I was struggling in school because I had serious deficits in executive functioning, working memory, and auditory processing. On the other hand, I also discovered that I had a number of strengths, including advanced verbal skills and a near perfect visual memory.

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