NILD Memorial Funds

NILD Memorial Funds

Your gifts to these memorial funds help us expand our reach to improve the lives of students with learning disabilities and difficulties.

The Joseph T. Staley, Jr. Scholarship for Awareness, Advocacy, and Intervention

This scholarship is geared toward families whose students struggle to learn in a traditional classroom – students who may or may not have an identified learning disability. These families generally do not have the resources to get their children help, but they are willing to fight for equal educational opportunity for their children. This scholarship lends support in the areas of awareness, advocacy, testing, and services.

Your donation honors Joseph’s memory by working, one student at a time, to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn, receive help when needed, and thrive. Not only in school, but in life.  Click here to learn more or to donate.


Dr. Reuven Feuerstein Memorial Fund

Dr. Reuven Feuerstein Memorial Fund

Dr. Reuven Feuerstein 1921-2014

All gifts will be used 100% for FIE workshop scholarships & instructor training.

Professor Feuerstein (1921 – 2014) was the Founder and Chairman of the Feuerstein Institute. He was a clinical, developmental and cognitive psychologist renowned for his groundbreaking work in demonstrating that intelligence is not fixed but modifiable.In 1992, Professor Feuerstein was awarded the Israel Prize for Social Sciences. In 2012, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. For more than 50 years, and in over 80 countries, Professor Feuerstein’s theories and applied systems have been implemented in both clinical and classroom settings. Professor Feuerstein’s theory on the malleability of intelligence has led to more than 2,000 scientific research studies and countless case studies with various populations.

Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) workshops provide educators and therapists with the ability to systematically develop the cognitive functioning of students and patients.

Dr. Rosa Hagin Memorial Fund

Dr. Rosa Hagin Memorial Fund

Dr. Rosa Hagin 1921-2014

All gifts will be used 100% for Search and Teach© workshop scholarships & instructor training.

Dr. Hagin (1921 – 2014) was an educational psychologist, teacher and advocate for children and adults with learning disabilities. In her early years she taught in the demonstration school of Trenton State College, which was her alma mater. She later returned to New York University where she received her Doctorate in Educational Psychology. She completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital and continued her work there for several years where her primary role was research.She, along with Archie Silver, M.D., developed Search and Teach©, an early childhood assessment and intervention program, which was validated by the U.S. Department of Education’s Joint Dissemination Review Panel. Their research has been reported in a recently published book, “Disorder of Learning in Childhood,” and in 77 papers.

During her career, Dr. Hagin also worked for the American Psychological Association, Fordham University, and served in various capacities with the Learning Disabilities Association of America. Throughout her life, Dr. Hagin maintained a private practice for children and adults with learning disabilities.