Adult Dyslexia Organisation on Disabled Student Allowances (DSA) Statement

The Adult Dyslexia Organisation is extremely concerned about the Written Ministerial Statement by David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, on future changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances. The proposed changes will have a disproportionate impact on students with dyslexia and overlapping neurodiversity.

 

Should dyslexia be recognised for the Freedom Pass and Disabled Persons Railcard? Some say no - what do you think?

The Commons Select Committee on Transport is inquiring into the issue of disability and accessibility to transport, and the ADO is campaigning for dyslexia and the overlapping conditions to be taken into consideration for the Freedom Pass, Disabled Persons Railcard, and for public transport to be made more accessible to persons with hidden disabilities.

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http://dyslexia.yale.edu/leno.html

Jay Leno has been making humor out of headlines and everyday life since he was a kid.  The host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for two decades, he is a hard worker who doesn’t quit.  He works continuously and is happy to work.  That hard work, mixed in with perseverance, humor, and a positive attitude, is the recipe for his success in show business and in overcoming his dyslexia.

A Gifted Student Learns to Thrive with Dyslexia

Skye Lucas

Skye Lucas tested in the gifted range in preschool. But she fell behind her kindergarten classmates when they started reading. Then, like many other dyslexic children in Manhattan private schools, she was subtly asked to leave.

Getting “kicked out,” as Ms. Lucas puts it, was a blessing in disguise. She spent the next two years at the Windward School in nearby White Plains, one of several schools that specialize in helping students with language-based learning disabilities return to the mainstream.

My struggles with dyslexia by Anthea

My struggles with dyslexia by Anthea: Dancing on Ice contestant reveals it meant she mixed up left and right during routines

By Laura Cox

iven that she struggles to tell left from right, being the fourth contestant voted off a dance show isn’t at all bad.

And anyway, it seems Anthea Turner, who left Dancing on Ice on Sunday night, was quite happy with another prize – her ‘skater’s bum’.

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