Waterloo - Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, Lutherwood’s speaker at last week’s Speakers’ Series and author of The Woman Who Changed Her Brain, has been nominated in the Canadian Living and AOL/Huffington Post Impact Canada Me to We Awards in the Educator category. If she wins, she will donate the $5,000 prize to Lutherwood.
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About Barbara Arrowsmith-Young
Barbara Arrowsmith-Young is an inspiring woman who created mental exercises that helped her overcome severe learning disabilities, repair her brain and successfully complete graduate school. Her work formed one of the first examples of applied neuroplasticity. She is the Director and Founder of the Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program where she develops brain-training programs for children with learning disabilities. Her inspiring book The Woman Who Changed Her Brain reveals her powerful personal story and serves as powerful hope of a different future for children with learning disabilities.
About the Award
The Me to We Awards recognize “stars” who are making a difference in their communities at home and abroad. Ms. Arrowsmith-Young has been nominated for her work in transforming the lives of thousands of people with learning disabilities through increasing learning capacities. Winners will be featured in the September issue of Canadian Living magazine. To learn more about these awards, click here.
"I volunteered at Lutherwood to help a friend and I fell in love with the organization and its mission. It feels like a big family and that is reflected in our work. I was able to refer friends to our services and they got the help they needed. I see every day how much we make a difference in people's lives and it is a privilege to be part of it."