6 Reasons It’s Amazing to Be the Parent of a Geeky Kid

As a geek myself, I find this article encouraging. The author states that we geeks are “savvy visionaries” who “have the power to shape the next generation”. We are empathetic, out-of-the-box thinkers who are “meant to do great things without having to fit into the norm”.
Is your child a geek? If so, celebrate!


Tommy Hilfiger’s dyslexia ‘motivated’ him

Tommy Hilfiger said his “inability to read well” and feeling like the “dumb one” inspired him to start up his luxury fashion house at 17.

Ace designer Tommy Hilfiger’s dyslexia “motivated” him to build his fashion empire when he was very young.

The 65-year-old fashion designer, who launched his eponymous clothing range in 1985, has said his “inability to read well” and feeling like the “dumb one” in his class at school inspired him to start up his luxury fashion house at the age of 17, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Speaking at the Literacy Partners gala, Hilfiger recited a passage from his upcoming memoir “American Dreamer” about his decision to enter into the fashion industry.

“I did it as a result of my inability to read well. I actually didn’t realise I was dyslexic until later on in life, but I thought when I was in school that I was just one of the dumb ones. I felt like I was not going to succeed… and I think it probably motivated me to think of what else I could do.

“I came to the conclusion when I was 17 that I should be in business,” he said, reports nypost.com.

The fashion mogul swiftly put his dream into action and began to fund his business by running his first shop from the boot of his car.


Webinar on AT

Webinar this afternoon on assistive technology in the workplace!
For people with LD/ADHD, the challenges associated with learning and attention issues don’t end with graduation. What tools, software, apps, and other technology can help you be successful at work?

The webinar will feature Jamie Martin, an expert on assistive technology for people with ‪‎LD‬ ‪and ADHD‬.

Date: June 9th, 2016
Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm EST