mar gha dal it tle lamd
it sflee cem as whit eas snom

This garbled text is the way a person with 
dyslexia would read the following:
Mary had a little lamb
It's fleece was white as snow.

The AASR Northern Jurisdiction has made this its present effort to establish center's throughout the US where children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities can learn to overcome their reading difficulty. Their disabibilities must be treated as early as possible to avoid leaving them scarred for life. Many see them as disabled but with proper treatment they can be as effective in life as any other person and many may excel. The development of learning centers throughout the Northern Jurisdiction will provide professional assessment and instruction to children with learning disabilities, Last Sunday September 21, in La Grange Illinois, the cornerstone for a Learning Center for the Chicago area was laid by the Grand Master of Illinois with the assistance of the Grand Lodge officers and members of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite.. At the same time just a few feet away a new cornerstone was laid for the Recreation Center and gymnasium for the Illinois Masonic Children's Home.

According to recent estimates between 1 and 2 children in ten have some learning disability. Serving the needs of these children has enormous potential to benefit them, their families and their communities. Early treatment and diagnosis not only helps children keep pace academically but can also prevent destructive feelings of frustration and failure. With proper help, children with learning disabilities can feel good about themselves and can begin to build their own brighter future. It is the mission of the Scottish Rite to provide professional evaluation and appropriate instruction for children with learning disabilities; to increase public awareness of learning g disabilities and effective treatment options; to improve standards of care through research and education. Each learning center will offer free diagnosis and treatment.

This end can only be continued with funding to cover the cost of facilities and appropriate staff. The 15 state Northern Jurisdiction has provided a Scottish Rite Masonic Children's Learning Centers, Inc. Endowment Fund to accomplish this. Contributions and pledges can be mailed to Learning Centers, Inc, c/o Supreme Council PO Box 519, Lexington, MA 02173. Further information can be obtained by calling 617-862-4410.

Recently Grange Glover, Past Sovereign Prince of the Chicago Council of Princes of Jerusalem passed away. His family has designated the Learning Centers, Inc. as a fitting memorial to Grange who devoted his life to Freemasonry and its charities. To participate in this memorial send your check payable to the Learning Centers, Inc. to  Secretary, Greg Klemm AASR Valley of Chicago, 915 North Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610 with a legend as memorial for Grange Glover. The Southern Jurisdiction already operates over 100 such centers. All deductions are tax deductible as exempt under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.