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Dyslexia and Mens Olympic Ski Head Coach Sasha Rearick

Olympic Mens Ski Head Coach Sasha Rearick is responsible for coaching the entire US Men’s Alpine Team, including downhill, giant slalom, slalom, and super g, and yes, he’s dyslexic.

Rearick coached his college’s downhill ski team in his junior and senior year before earning an internship at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. […]

Test Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia Under the ADA – DOJ Statement

The Department of Justice has also released  video clarification of key rights for students regarding testing accommodations under the ADA or Americans with Disabilities Act.  The entire video is located at the bottom of this post, but we are highlighting a section that mentions dyslexia by name (starts at 3:29)

Exams are to be administered […]

Too Much Homework for Dyslexic Students

In one of the largest surveys of  Dyslexic school children across the United States to date (Dyslexia at School Survey, Dyslexic Advantage), an overwhelming majority (76%) reported that their public school students were routinely assigned work they couldn’t possibly complete.  1/2 of these students are in elementary school.

Nearly 500 survey respondents provided additional details:

“It […]

My Dyslexia – Madilyn Bailey YouTube Sensation

“I started seeing all the benefits. Because I’m always problem solving, trying to come up with new creative ways to solve a problem, I feel it has helped me tremendously with being a creative person.” – Youtube sensation Singer Songwriter Madilyn Bailey

Madilyn’s channel has nearly 400 million views! Watch her entire dyslexia talk here. […]

Dyslexic National Geographic Photographer Michael Shainblum

Michael Shainblum is a photographer/filmmaker who specializes in a wide range of photography including night-cap, aerial, travel, adventure and more.

Michael: “As a kid, a lot of people would succeed in certain ways that I couldn’t. It took me a really long time to learn how to read and write. As a kid, school takes […]