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Ignite the Change – Dyslexia – Call to Action

 It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires in the minds of men. — Samuel Adams

The last few months have seen tremendous progress in Dyslexia-Specific Legislation, but of course we need much more. We are grateful to Earl Oremus for his impassioned support of Dyslexic Advantage’s […]

Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter February – Archives

NEWSLETTER CONTENTS – Click on Link to Read in Newsletter  (pdf below to download)

New ADA Guidelines, Free Teacher Stuff (Math Bar Models for Place Value and More, Top Dyslexia App One Note), February Premium Magazine Preview, Mark Ruffalo Avengers Incredible Hulk – “I am Dyslexic”, Dyslexia Empathy, Wildlife – Ben Kilham and His Black Bears, MIT Media Lab Inventor: Nicholas […]

Dyslexia and Discrimination – The Problem of Dyslexia as ‘Disease’

So the London Sperm Bank would reject individuals such as Richard Branson and Steven Spielberg?

Dyslexia discrimination and ignorant eugenicists reared their ugly heads today as a leading UK sperm bank was thrust in the spotlight for its policy of rejecting donors with dyslexia.

From The Guardian:

“In a practice branded “eugenics” by campaigners and a would-be donor, theLondon Sperm […]

End of No Child Left Behind – Hello ESSA

It’s official. President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act yesterday that officially replaces No Child Left Behind (ESEA or Elementary and Secondary Education Act).

A bipartisan effort brought the law to the President’s desk, and districts, teachers, and parents will welcome more individual state decisions involving testing and state requirements for graduation, and regarding […]

Museum Director with Dyslexia Tinkerer Bill Brown

“Apprentices at the Eli Whitney Museum learn to work with their hands.”  – Bill Brown leads ‘tinkering’ workshops at the Eli Whitney Museum. Students ages 13-18 become apprentices where they receive a stipend and learn how to use master tools and conduct workshops for visitors. Experimentation is highly valued.

From a New York Times article […]