Mayor, New York City
Eric Adams, the current mayor of New York City, had undiagnosed dyslexia during his K-12 education. Despite struggling academically and having limited resources and support, he persevered and was eventually diagnosed with dyslexia in college. Adams believes that he could have accomplished even more if he had received support and resources earlier. Despite this setback, Adams has had a successful career, serving as an officer in the NYPD, a state senator, and now as the mayor of NYC. As mayor, he has been working to make resources and support more accessible to students with learning disorders. He has implemented programs that screen elementary and middle school children for dyslexia, provide intervention specialists, offer training for teachers, and even open schools specifically for dyslexic students in each borough. To learn more about Mayor Adams and his efforts to improve education for students with learning disorders, you can watch this video.