Living and Succeeding with Reading Challenges

Henry Winkler, Actor, Producer, Writer and Adult with Dyslexia

"When I was young, teachers and other people used to tell me I’d never achieve anything because I’m in the bottom three percent academically in America. I never thought I’d be able to write books, let alone to have them made into a TV show ["Hank Zipzer"]...Mr Rock was the one teacher who really supported me and saw that I had potential. I still remember the day he took me aside and said: 'Winkler, when you leave here you're going to be okay'. And he was right. I still hold that close to my heart now." Click here for the full interview.

Stephen Spielberg: All they could do was assume...I was lazy

In this exclusive interview, Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, with Quinn Bradlee of Friends of Quinn. Posted September 12, 2012.

"I never felt like a victim. Movies really helped me...kind of saved me from shame, from guilt, from putting it on myself, from making it my burden when it wasn't my burden. I think making movies was my great escape, it was how I could get away from all that."

Success Story: Dean Kamen

The inventor of the Segway, an electronic hand that can pick up a single grape, and other amazing technologies, Dean Kamen discusses his dyslexia.

"I read physics," Kamen said. "I read math. Everybody has to read those slow. And I'm not as dyslexic with numbers and equations."

Learning with dyslexia: The gift of difference 

Steve Walker: New England Wood Pellet owner talks about the challenges  he’s faced growing up and how he found success as an entrepreneur in this article by Alyssa Dandrea, Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, Monday, July 1, 2013 (Published in print: Tuesday, July 2, 2013). Click here for the full story in the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

"When Steve Walker was diagnosed with dyslexia in the third grade, he didn’t understand how it made him learn differently than his classmates. Walker recalled last week how his childhood friends whizzed through academic tests, while he grew frustrated and discouraged, despite how hard he tried...." 

From Dyslexic Artist To CEO: How To Turn Barriers Into Benefits

Eric McGehearty, the CEO of Globe Runner SEO, a top-performing, SEO and digital marketing firm, received his master’s degree from the University of North Texas.

"You are not stuck in life. No matter what barriers you face, if you can see your future, you can take action to get there. I know — because I may be the world’s least likely businessman. I can’t read...." Click here for the full story in Forbes Magazine