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About AVAD

AVAD was created as the brain child of April Holdinghaus, a reading specialist in the Arkansas Valley. April is a specialist with regard to diagnosing and instructing people with dyslexia and teaches at Longfellow Elementary School in Salida, CO. Through teaching and working with families, April discovered a need in the community for families to have access to dyslexia specific technology tools as well as financial assistance for tutoring and instruction.

Our Mission

What We Believe In

AVAD raises funds to make these tools and tutoring accessible for all people with Dyslexia in the Arkansas Valley. 

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of passionate educators, parents, and members of the community who are committed to breaking down barriers to literacy for those with Dyselxia.

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