LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - Living with a learning disability is a very challenging obstacle to overcome but there are plenty of resources to help those who may be struggling.
According to the International Association of Dyslexia, one in five children are diagnosed with dyslexia.
Twenty-year-old Ameli is one of many students who has been diagnosed with dyslexia.
Ameli says growing up with Dyslexia was very stressful at times and was very difficult for her.
She like many others has found herself in a tough situation while seeking help.
The challenges that kids and adults face is what one local organization is looking to change.
Dyslexia Smart held a conference over the weekend to shed light on the learning disability.
The conference went over what dyslexia is, the signs to look out for and all the resources that are available.
Officials say the more we start identifying those who have dyslexia, we can better assist these students who may be having difficulties in their academics.
The International Association of Dyslexia and Dyslexia Smart want people to know they are alone and they are available to help others with these challenges.