Past Anne Ford Scholarship Winners

2019 – Tyler Washington

Tyler Washington

Tyler started her school years as a kid who was “hard to understand” because of articulation delays, but speech therapy was success at addressing this issue. What didn’t go away was her unexplained struggle keeping up in academics. Everyone agreed that her grades did not reflect her knowledge, and despite lots of tutoring, she kept falling further behind in academics. After testing, she said “I was thrilled to hear I had dyslexia!“ And her mom agreed. “After her diagnosis, the change was dramatic…  she came alive, as a student and as a leader.”

Tyler wrote about having dyslexia in her college essay, and her selection to attend the University of Connecticut for college was based on it having both a strong engineering major and a well-established program of supports for students with disabilities.

In addition to running a website about African American hair fashion and care, Tyler enjoys martial arts, soccer, photography, and doing jigsaw puzzles, cryptograms and mazes.

From the policy blog

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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