"Your research was such an inspiration to me and really helped me for the first time in my life see dyslexia for what it is...an advantage. Today I know that I am not broken, damaged, or even stupid. I am no longer ashamed. I am successful because I'm dyslexic."
Madalyne Hymas, Graphic Artist and her project at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.
Dyslexic Advantage Community and Online Resources
Currently, DyslexicAdvantage.org is one of the largest dyslexia communities in the world. Our mission is to promote the positive identity, community, and achievement of dyslexic people.
Dyslexic Advantage helps the newly identified parents seeking answers for their children, young people learning how to navigate their world, and adults who want to leverage their strengths. We also work with governmental and professional agencies and corporations to make the world a more dyslexia-friendly place.
Our programs include extensive educational and media resources for dyslexic families as well as teachers and professionals, as well as a K-12 awards program for writers and creators (STEAM), and college scholarships for dyslexic students with financial need. Our programs are life-changing.
“What you are doing is an unbelievable service. As a minister I’ve helped a lot of people. But what I needed was not found in church or in any of the places I visit for resources. Yet it has been a personal salvation for me. I know I have hope! Thank you for putting this site together! Bless you 1000 X 1000”
Dyslexia Research and Applications
Remarkably, the Dyslexia community does not have a national non-profit organization that promote and supports research. As a consequemce, dyslexia research funding is often scarce and not always prioritized toward questions and issues that may be the most critical for dyslexic individuals themselves. We see research as play a vital role for understanding dyslexic cognition and advocating for policy changes in areas such as education or the workplace. Our conference and educational programs integrate science and scientists and many different levels; and because we are the largest online community of dyslexic individuals in the US, we have been sought after (and facilitated subject recruitment) for dyslexia research studies at UC Berkeley, City University of New York, Amazon / Kindle, and the Cass Business School at the University of London.