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DYSLEXIC ADVANTAGE

DYSLEXIC ADVANTAGE
CROWDRISE : Nov 28, 2013
Tax ID: 45-5170308
BASED: Edmonds, WA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: http://dyslexicadvantage.org

Dyslexic Advantage

Dyslexic Advantage is a 501c3 non-profit charity promoting the positive identity, community and achievement of people with dyslexia.

"Today I know that I am not broken, damaged, or even stupid. I am no longer ashamed. I am successful because I’m dyslexic.”

Dyslexic Advantage's mission is to transform the way dyslexia is understood by creating a world where the strengths and talents of dyslexic people are celebrated and removing the barriers that exist in schools and workplaces so that every dyslexic child and adult can flourish in school, work, and life.

Dyslexic Advantage has one of the world's largest online communities for dyslexics, dyslexic families, and dyslexic professionals. We have extensive libraries of educational and research materials to equip parents, students, and adults with the information they need to help them through challenges in education and the workplace.

The Dyslexic Advantage Youtube Channel is the leading non-profit Dyslexia Channel that share stories, interviews, and educational programs to reach more people about the the advantages of being dyslexic as well as practical school and life strategies.

Recently, Dyslexic Advantage has opened a Dyslexic Gamemakers initiative to create a dyslexic-friendly and safe environment for any dyslexic student who wants to learn computer programming game-based design. The effort is lead and supported by dyslexic engineers and artist in the game and media industries as well as by parents and teachers and other volunteers.

In March, Dyslexic Advantage is planning a 3-Part Dyslexia and Innovation Conference in the San Francisco area that will include leaders and innovators from diverse disciplines, and increase awareness of the importance of dyslexic thinkers the most ground-breaking fields and disciplines. The conference will consist of a leadership conference, a research conference in partnership with the University of California San Francisco where cutting edge research scientists will discuss , and open-to-the-public conference that will allow families and students to meet and talk to some of the world's greatest thinkers and doers who are also dyslexic.

Research is also a significant priority of Dyslexic Advantage because we realize that well-validated research is essential for securing policy changes that some day can realize the promise that all dyslexic students and adults can be educated and work in environments that designed for how they think and work best. Although 20% of the population is dyslexic, there is no non-profit charitable organization in the US dedicated toward raising research funding to improve an understanding of dyslexic cognition, improving both K-12 education and higher education and workplace success.

Tax ID: 45-5170308 • http://dyslexicadvantage.org

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