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Dyslexia and Neurodiversity in the High Tech Workforce – Stu Shader Microsoft Silicon Valley

“I am here to start the discussion and effect change so that the future generations can and will have a better experience and not be held back…” – Stu Shader, Global Collaboration Specialist, Microsoft

Bravo to Microsoft’s Stu Shader for helping make the Neurodiversity in the High Tech Workforce Conference at Microsoft’s Silicon Valley Conference a reality.

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Dyslexia and Work – How to Create Dyslexia-Friendly Workplaces

What does it take to have a dyslexia-friendly workplace? Check out our infographic and video from our Conference at Microsoft.

The card covers common strengths and challenges as well as considerations in the workplace (no hot desking, quiet workspaces, available assistive technology) that can help dyslexic employees do their work efficiently.

Strengths are important to be […]

IKEA Founder Ingvar Kamprad

Dyslexic IKEA founder Ingar Kamprad.

Like many successful dyslexic entrepreneurs, Ingvar got his entrepreneurial start a s a child, initially selling matches, then moving on to Christmas ornaments and fish.

His goal was with IKEA was to sell decent furniture for low prices. He gave away free sweet rolls and coffee and customized his stores so […]

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Strength-Based Parenting Reduces Children’s Stress

In a recent publication for researchers in Australia, psychologist found that strength-based parenting practices, like motivating “children to explore new situations, including stressful situations, through their strengths..adds a ‘positive filter’ to the way a child reacts to stress, meaning that they are likely to reap the benefits of positive stress, such as skill development […]

George Clooney and Dyslexia

“When George was 8 years old, he was diagnosed with dyslexia,” his mother said in 2006.

Like most bright dyslexics, she said, he learned to compensate. “George got through school by charming his teachers.” George’s 2nd grade teacher recalled, “I knew putting the Clooney kids at the front of the stage would attract some attention,” […]