Learning Ally Blog: Access and Achievement

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.

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July 20, 2010

“I Might Have Ended Up Like Bart Simpson”

Molly Reno found out she was dyslexic in elementary school. She's written a humorous book about her experiences, and her Dummies for Dyslexia blog is a repository of wit and positive attitude about "being different." A member of Learning Ally through grade school, high school and college, Molly has gone on to professional work in the design field, is a ferocious tri-athlete, and jumps at any chance to speak out on behalf of dyslexic students.

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July 7, 2010

“This Hidden World I Embrace”

Since she was diagnosed with dyslexia in fourth grade, Neena Holzman has blossomed into an original thinker and artist, recently finishing high school with a 3.8 unweighted GPA. In an extraordinary personal essay, she writes that "Dyslexia has expanded my world rather than constricted it.

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