LD.org features many stories of individuals who have overcome the struggles posed by learning disabilities and have found great personal, academic, and professional success. Check out this roundup of recent articles from newspapers and websites highlighting some of the accomplishments of people with LD.
11 Celebrities with Dyslexia Who Made It Big The Huffington Post Did you know Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom has dyslexia? Or that actress Whoopi Goldberg struggled with reading for many years and was diagnosed with dyslexia as an adult? Find out more about the struggles and triumphs these and other celebrities have experienced as people with learning disabilities.
15 CEOs with Learning Disabilities Business Insider Some of the business world’s most important leaders have struggled with LD and other learning challenges. Paul Orfalea, the Founder and CEO of Kinko’s, describes his dyslexia and ADD as “learning opportunities” that he used as assets in starting his company. Read this article to learn more about how business movers and shakers like designer Tommy Hilfiger, Richard Branson of Virgin, and John Chambers of Cisco have overcome their LD to lead international companies.
Preparing for College with a Learning Disability: Meghan’s Story The Washington Post 22-year-old Meghan Benzel just graduated from Landmark College and is entering the prestigious AmeriCorps program to work with underserved Northern California students. In this blog post, she tells her story of success and offers tips for students with LD.
Packers’ Green Has Better Read on Things Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Alex Green is a new recruit to the NFL’s Green Bay Packers and has been recognized as one of the nation’s best college football running backs. His lifelong struggles with learning threatened to end his football career until he was diagnosed with dyslexia as a college student and began to receive treatment and accommodations for his LD. Learn more about how proper diagnosis and treatment of LD has helped Green achieve academic and athletic success.