Family of Strengths: Unlocking Dyslexic Ability
NoticeAbility Inc., Founder & Executive Dyslexic, Husband to Sally Taylor
Consenses, Founder, Dyslexic, Daughter of Carly Simon and James Taylor
Special Guest Message from CARLY SIMON
Award winning singer/songwriter, Dyslexic
"My mom said the diagnosis is a qualification for an amazing experience on the planet, and the price of admission is basically that school was going to be hard,"
The family of singer/songwriter Carly Simon, daughter Sally Taylor, and Sally's husband Dean Bragonier is gifted with incredible artistic talent. However, like up to 20% of children today, they also all struggle with printed words. Dyslexia strongly runs in their gene-pool. Through that knowledge, they had the benefit of discovering their gifts to lead to success, but it's not that way for all students.
For more than a century, students with dyslexia have been relegated to the sidelines of academia. Locked out by text-based learning, dyslexics have have internalized the failure of a constrained educational system resulting in mass incarceration, underemployment and addiction.
Together, we can change that. With the proliferation of technology, civic engagement in the legislative process and individualized education, the academic playing field is beginning to level. Eventually, equal access to education for students with dyslexia will enable these students to discover their cognitive advantages, revealing an empowered and self-actualized population that benefits society at large.