It was a series of sleepless nights. Searching Google, watching YouTube videos, then I found THE book. Chalk full of words. Every word was important. Every word kept blowing the fog away making the picture clearer and clearer. Overcoming Dyslexia, 2nd edition, co-authored by Dr. Sally Shaywtiz didn’t recommend programs. It didn’t tell me to purchase a product that would solve all of my son’s problems. This book told me exactly what dyslexia is from every angle. Each chapter was important, and with each chapter’s end, one thing was clear…there was hope. The hope that I clung on to was that we weren’t alone, all children can be taught to read, and that ultimately, my son’s soul was my priority in all of this. Dr. Sally Shaywitz’s words have comforted many of us while searching for answers in the middle of the night.
As our journey continued, I had a meeting with Dan Menelly, CEO of The DoSeum, and his team of remarkable Do-ers. I asked if they would join me in showing the rest of the country how to celebrate dyslexia well by hosting Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage. This exhibit focuses on the strengths of dyslexia and serves as a platform for a broader community conversation about dyslexia. When The DoSeum said, “Yes,” Celebrate Dyslexia was born.
Please join me tonight, October 29, 2020 at 5 pm as we have a panel conversation with Dr. Sally Shaywitz and Dan Menelly on Closing the Action Gap on Dyslexia. Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Happy Dyslexia Awareness Month, everyone. Let’s celebrate dyslexia all year long together.