Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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Now more than ever, people with learning and visual disabilities are flourishing in the classroom, launching productive careers and becoming assets in their communities. This blog spotlights remarkable individuals who demonstrate that having a visual or print disability is no barrier to educational success.


Happy with the way my brain works...
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We first covered Molly Reno's story in this blog piece from 2010. Now she has a new book in development: "Crooked and Confused."  A passage from the first page of the first chapter: "I freaking love being dyslexic. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. The way my brain works makes me happy, because I like being different from other people. There are advantages to being an out-of-the-box thinker, even if I can’t spell!" MollyRenoPic-1 More from the opening chapter of Molly's book: "Dyslexia has plagued me most of my life. I can’t even spell dyslexia correctly ninety percent of the time but that is mostly likely because Rudolf Berlin was a jerk. I mean, was that some kind of sick joke? Berlin coined the term 'dyslexia' in 1887 but it might as well have been Aglasd&$#@! Couldn’t he have just made it a word that we 'special' kids could actually read, pronounce or spell?" Stay tuned for more book excerpts and morsels of friendly-funny-insightful conversation with Molly. 


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