Julian Brown smiles while wearing Google Glass and talking with Jena Daniels, a clinical research coordinator at the Wall Lab in Stanford, Calif. Like many autistic children, Julian, 10, has trouble reading emotions in people's faces.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.
Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary: Having Dyslexia Is a ‘Superpower’ in Business
Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a. “Mr. Wonderful,” has struggled with dyslexia ever since he can recall. But he’s not the only Shark on Shark Tank with the learning difference: both Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John were diagnosed with it, too.
However, all three credit much of their success to learning to overcome the challenges of dyslexia.
Nelson Beats The Odds
“I want Nelson Beats The Odds to resonate with young people, particularly African American males and students with learning disabilities,” Sidney said, “I was in special education and I know exactly how it feels to be stigmatized and labeled.”
Parents of children with dyslexia or reluctant readers will know only too well the struggle they face getting their kids excited about books. But one mum managed to stumble upon a solution, almost by accident. Mum-of-three Liz Pichon, 52, has recently published her 10th book in the ‘Tom Gates’ series, which follows the relatable adventures of a schoolboy. Her engaging books revolutionise storytelling for kids with their brightly coloured covers, creative illustrations and array of fonts throughout.
Join #SayYesToDyslexia and create a filmed showcase of dyslexic talent which will launch during Dyslexia Awareness Week in October. Send a short film showing your dyslexia success story. We want to capture energy, enthusiasm and inspiration! Films could show you talking about your success, speaking about the advantages dyslexia has brought you, or they might show you doing what you love, describing it or creating it, telling how it hasn’t held you back. We’re big fans of innovation!
"American Horror Story" actor Ameer Baraka’s own mother called him “dumb and stupid.” His teachers humiliated him. And his dyslexia, which made it difficult for him to read, turned the young man into a "street thug" and a killer. Now an accomplished actor, Baraka was only a few words away from a life in prison, all because he couldn’t read.
I’m Maz Cope, 25 years old, from Bath and I’m dyslexic. I was diagnosed at the age of 24 in my final year of my Bachelor of Arts Creative Writing degree, after my lecturer, Dr Martin Randall (University of Gloucestershire) acknowledged a pattern of errors in my work. Maz Cope receiving her award from the Media Trust. Maz Cope - "It's not shameful to ask for help when you are struggling.
Updated JUNE 2016
I'm STILL genuinely surrounded by people who can't remember passwords, they have so many and have been told by anyone with half a clue to make the password complicated.
The trouble is that means they are hard to remember especially if you have 20 or 30 passwords. sounds a lot?
well think about it, email, social media, file sharing, news reader, shopping sites, you're probably at least 10 by now aren't you? and thats without phone apps.
Lord Addington Teacher Training (Learning Difficulties) Act 2016
The Chairman of the British Dyslexia Association, Lord Addington has recently submitted a bill to the House of Lords to increase the amount of training on common learning difficulties such as dyslexia, for teachers.
Our Favorite podcast* The Codpast has a great episode on Jobs for Dyslexics As dyslexics we are often told that there are some jobs that we are just not suited to, or that our unique challenges may make certain professions no go areas. We at The Codpast are having none of that.
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CamdenAbility is a newly launched collaborative project that aims to improve disability confidence free of charge across businesses throughout the London borough of Camden.
Delivered by Business Disability Forum (BDF) and Cross River Partnership with funding from Camden Council and Job Centre Plus, the project aims to significantly increase the number of Camden residents with disabilities who are in full-time employment.
PROGRESS! Here’s our 2016 snapshot of Passed Dyslexia Laws in the US. This is rapidly changing time for dyslexia legislation, so please update us with corrections, changes, or newly passed laws. Huge thanks to the Dyslexic Advantage Community, Decoding Dyslexia, and other leading dyslexia groups. Wow! Only 12 11states have no dyslexia laws on the books, but there’s some pending legislation too. : ) read the full list here