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tical advice about these issues by providing them with daily access to experts, personalised support and connection to other parents in a safe online community. One of the site’s interactive tools, Through Your Child’s Eyes, even allows parents to experience the challenges of living with learning and attention issues, like ADHD or dyslexia. All for free.
“Understood launched in October 2014, and my greatest hope is that it becomes a lifeline to every parent who is looking for answers,” Lang says.
Alec is now a college freshman studying engineering. He’s on the dean’s list ( a category of students recognised for their academic achievement by the dean of their college) and is thinking about what he’ll do after graduation. “I asked him when he visited over spring break if he knew what he wanted to do, having so many options,” Lang says.
While Alec doesn’t exactly know yet, he did let his mother know that he wanted to do something cutting edge — something that will “change the world”. “He was confident, almost beaming,” she says. Her “king” was back. FIGHTING AN ‘ INVISIBLE’ FIGHT: Alec Lang with his mother Suzanne, who helped him tackle his learning difficulties