Archive for the 'Personal Stories' Category

I’ve felt for years that teenagers and young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or with High Functioning Autism really need help understanding and negotiating romantic and sexual relationships. Moving from Social Skills or even Social Thinking curriculums (there’s a difference) to dating, sex, love and adult relationships is no easy task when your primary difficulties are [...]

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Believe me, this article, “Dyslexia Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me” is not some fluffy, syrupy homage to “the gifts of dyslexia.” The author, an entrepreneur and business consultant, who also wrote a book about communicating in the workplace called, “Surviving Dreaded Conversations,” makes the case that schools must change their approach [...]

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My friend Richard Wanderman, the founder of this LD site, who’s also dyslexic, once told me you have to help remediate difficulties in kids, but also “keep them in the game.” In this article, from the London Evening Standard about the youngest chef to earn the acclaimed 3 Michelin stars, chef Marco Pierre White talks [...]

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Emma Jefferies, is an award winning researcher, designer, educator, writer and more recently, a filmmaker. She also has dyslexia. In a series of videos, she speaks about the challenges and processes she went through while earning her Ph.D (in Design). Watch this first of a few videos posted on the Innovation Investment Journal website. At [...]

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Danny Glover has been one of my favorite actors for a while. He speaks about his life experiences and dyslexia as well as how he overcame his feelings of inadequacy. I sometimes have mixed feelings about trotting out the celebrities who have dyslexia. I’m not at all implying that having dyslexia leads to great acting [...]

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I know Maryann Wolf is a top scientific researcher and writer about dyslexia. I never realized her own son is dyslexic. In this article, she writes a letter to parents explaining the differences in brain organization.

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I met this guy Gilles today on the Big Island of Hawaii. I bought some of his art work and we spoke a little while. He’s a quadriplegic whose face seemed to beam. Talk about resilience and working through barriers, wow. Stricken with CP, and without use of arms or legs, he paints with another [...]

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About Sanford

For those of you who don’t know, I’ve just become the owner of this longstanding website, and so I want to tell you a little about myself. I’ve been working with kids for over twenty five years.  I settle on that number (25) because it’s true and because it signals lots of experience.  More than [...]

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