Dyslexics tell their own story
These stories are here to inspire, to help you see what you have in common with others, and what it took for them to get through a difficult time. If we help one of you realize that you are not alone, that our shared knowledge can help you make good decisions and that helps things get better, we have done what we set out to do.
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Son of Rick Riordan,
Percy Jackson and the Olympians books
Haley inspired his famous dad to write about Greek mythology to engage him in a way that other topics at school could not. Rick would tell his son stories that put Haley at the center of the action, a reluctant hero with dyslexia that wins the day. Those stories are now being enjoyed by so many kids that I think I'll write Haley a thank you note! Here's a link to a podcast about their journey.
founder of Speechify
Forbes 30 under 30
A graduate of Brown University and Google Student ambassador, Weitzman has come up with a solution to reading disorders and difficulties. His software program transfers text to speech, making reading more accessible for users who are dyslexic (like him) and hard of sight, or English as a second language readers. This TEDx speaker's resume also includes placing first at Stanford's ASES Summit competition.
A movie about parents who took on the system,
In 2010, a group of parents in a suburban school district in Ohio discovered their children had something in common – they could not read. They were languishing in a reading intervention program and their dyslexia was not being identified or remediated as is required by federal law under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The group banded together to form the Upper Arlington Kids Identified with Dyslexia (UA-KID). Together they filed a systemic, group complaint with the Ohio Department of Education and the district was found in violation on all allegations. Then, they formed a partnership with the district and now work shoulder to shoulder to deliver the nationally recognized early literacy program they built together.
An eight-year-old boy is thought to be a lazy trouble-maker, until the new art teacher has the patience and compassion to discover the real problem behind his struggles in school.