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Dyslexia and the Multi-Talented Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne, one of Disney’s most famous stars, has been an outspoken advocate for dyslexia. Bella is an actress, singer, dancer, writer, and social activist. Bella is bilingual with mixed Cuban, Irish, and Italian heritage.

Bella was able to play a character for Disney that had dyslexia and now she also has written a series […]

Starbucks Loses Discrimination Case to Supervisor with Dyslexia

“Dyslexia should not be invisible in the workplace.” – Fernette Eide MD Co-Founder Dyslexic Advantage

Yesterday, the BBC reported that the global coffee giant Starbucks lost a discrimination lawsuit to a supervisor, Meseret Kumulchew.

Meseret had let her employer know that she was dyslexic, had difficulty with words and numbers, and learned best by being shown […]

Congrats – Dyslexia and Space Pioneer David McComas Named to Princeton Physics

Congratulations to Space Pioneer and Dyslexic Advantage Board member Dr. David McComas on his being named yesterday Vice President to the prestigious Princeton Plasma Physics laboratory. He will also be a Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University.

Dave has had a remarkable journey from being dubbed “slow” as a 4th grader who had struggled to read, […]

Dyscalculia in an Award-Winning Mathematician

Emma King was a PhD candidate in Physics at the University of Nottingham when she talked about her dyscalculia. Is it possible to have trouble with basic calculations and arithmetic but excel at higher math?  Answer: YES. Learn more about Dyscalculia.

READ Act (DYSLEXIA) Passes Senate Unanimously! President to Sign

The Senate unanimously passed the revised version of the READ ACT (HR 3033) TODAY, so onto the President for signing!

The revised Bill includes more specific wording about Dyslexia and requires the National Science Foundation to support:

“research on the early identification of children and students with dyslexia, professional development for teachers and administrators of students […]