Learning Ally brought six outstanding scholars with visual and learning disabilities to The Newseum in Washington, DC on April 27 to celebrate their remarkable success in higher education and the workplace. Nathan Bouldin was diagnosed with dyslexia in the second grade and is now using audiobooks to complete his degree at University of Alabama while aspiring to be a dentist. Bouldin is one of the six winners. Read more about Learning Ally’s National Achievement Awards.
Can any parents relate?
When do Beer and Dyslexia go together? When you’re dyslexic and studying to become a Master Brewer, of course! Meet Brian Murphy (@BrianBrewsBeer), who tweeted out to us last week: “I am dyslexic & a brewer & I would just like to give a shout out to @Learning_Ally for recording the first brewing education book for me.”
At age 28, Brian is pursuing a Certificate in Brewing Science with the American Brewers Guild. Learning Ally volunteers and studio staff have been producing the audio textbooks he needs to accomplish his goal. We visited Brian at the popular Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, Virginia, where he began as a bartender and has been perfecting his craft ever since. As you might expect, the beer there is piped from tank to tap, and is mighty good!
It’s our job to help our kids take flight.
dyslexia~(Greek origin) dys-not lexi-word~ difficulty with words
On that note, stay tuned for our 1-in-5 PSA campaign and website launch later this month… . !