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Scott, 16

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Scott, Arizona

Growing up with dyslexia, Scott recalls feeling alone and different from his peers. Not wanting any other kids to feel discouraged, in 2011 Scott founded Dyslexic Kids.net, a website that offers information, support and resources for children and teens struggling with dyslexia across the globe. Through his work, Scott has helped as many as 100,000 people on a weekly basis ensure that no child with dyslexia feels alone, unsupported, or insecure about the ways in which they learn.

He has also organized a support group for children and teens with dyslexia in his community and has worked with his local library to organize a list of dyslexic-friendly children’s books. Scott even wrote a children’s book of his own, titled “Dyslexia for Kids,” which he has made available for free download on iTunes. Recently, Scott began organizing a Dyslexia Symposium with an impressive panel of speakers who address issues such as symptoms of dyslexia, testing for the disorder, and available resources. Scott hopes to establish a support organization for children and teens with the disorder across the United States and the globe, believing that, “when each individual succeeds, we all succeed!”

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