Making a difference because of a difference

Happy Halloween, and thank you for celebrating Dyslexia Awareness Month with me. To end October, here is a list of inspirational people who made a difference because of their difference.

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Twice gifted

Many students who have dyslexia are gifted (“twice gifted”). Famous dyslexic Albert Einstein is a perfect example. His schoolmaster wrote in Einstein’s school report, “He will never amount to anything”. Despite Einstein’s low scores in school, Einstein’s mother knew her son was brilliant and chose to homeschool him. Homeschooling gave Einstein the freedom to learn about the world in a way that suited his unique mind best, and we have all benefitted from the brilliance that came from that dyslexic mind!

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