Attention Austin Engineers and Scientists with Super Powers!

Dyslexia is often associated with challenges learning to read and write, but it turns out that dyslexics also have strengths, or super powers, that let them excel in a variety of different professions, notably engineering, science, architecture, entrepreneurship and creative & performing arts.
 We are a group of parents of dyslexics working to form a new non-profit to support Austin area dyslexic students and their parents. As part of our effort, we are looking to connect with dyslexic engineers and scientist, among other successful adult dyslexics, to help as advisors and participate in programs we are developing. One program is focused on bringing dyslexic adults into schools to help dyslexic students see that there are paths through life that let them leverage their strengths.
 Successful dyslexic engineers and scientists credit their dyslexia with helping them to be able to see the ‘big picture’ and contribute to their strong problem solving skills. Notable dyslexic engineers and scientists throughout history include Leonardo Da Vinci, Galileo Galilei, Sir Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Nicolai Tesla, Henry Ford, the Wright Brothers, Albert Einstein, Steven Hawkings and William Hewlett.

Overall, between 16% and 20% of people are dyslexic but as few as 5% are actually diagnosed. If you think you may be dyslexic, here and here are two quick screening tests.

Looking to Connect with Austin-area Dyslexic Engineers and Scientists
If you are a dyslexic engineer or scientist or work in a related field, we would welcome the opportunity to talk about how you might be able to help younger dyslexics identify their strengths and learn how to best apply them. Please click here to connect with us.