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Our Vision is a World Where Dyslexic Individuals are Known for their Strengths

What If ‘Dyslexia’ Meant ‘Smart’?

We’ve been talking about stories, so here’s the story of a friend. It illustrates perfectly some of the challenges dyslexic people face in the current educational system. It also shows the huge impact our view of ‘dyslexia’ can have on how we see other people.

Our friend was highly verbal and curious as a child, so her […]

The Dyslexic Advantage Mission II: Positive Community

Today we’ll discuss the second key aim in DA’s Mission Statement: promoting positive community.

At DA we envision a world where dyslexic people are:

known and valued for their strengths
proud of their identity
confident of their abilities
and routinely enabled to reach their full potential in school, work, and life.

To create this world, dyslexic people have to work together. This […]

Life’s Insights with Henry Winkler – Dyslexia, Tenacity, and More

“He got his diploma in the mail only after taking the same geometry class eight times in a row over the course of four years, during the summers and regular school semesters, and finally passing with a D-.

“All of that humiliation, and all of that frustration, and all of that lack of self,” Winkler […]

Actor Film Producer Channing Tatum on Being Dyslexic

“I’ve learned more from people than I have from school or from books…” – Channing Tatum, actor and film producer

“I have never considered myself a very smart person, for a lot reasons. Not having early success on that one path messes with you….you get lumped in classes with kids with autism and Down Syndrome, […]

What is Dyslexia? Hollywood Screenwriter Max Brooks Tells Congress

Excerpt: “Dyslexia forced me to think outside the conventional cube and maybe that manner of thinking is why I’ve been invited to speak at the US Naval War College, at West Point, at various military and homeland security exercises and at a few strategic studies groups that I probably shouldn’t be talking about here. […]

Paleontologist Jack Horner Talks to Scientists About Being Dyslexic

“I survived the stigma of my shortcomings by living an imaginative life as a dinosaur hunter, both in the Cretaceous, and in my back yard. Based on the fossils I discovered near my hometown I recreated miniature ecosystems using weeds for trees, and a long ditch for the inland sea. To this day I […]

Dyslexic Emmy Award Winning Filmmaker Harvey Hubbell on Dislecksia the Movie

Multiple Emmy award-winning director Harvey Hubbell talks to Dyslexic Advantage.