2015 Dimensions of Dyslexia Conference
Thanks to Henry Winkler, our generous sponsors and talented and hard-working volunteers for a wonderful event February 7, 2015 at the IDA Georgia Dimensions of Dyslexia Symposium Henry Winkler’s Personal Dyslexia Journey – Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA.
The International Dyslexia Association – Georgia Branch hosted a unique symposium as part of their annual Dimensions of Dyslexia series at Georgia State’s Rialto Center for the Arts featuring actor, director, producer and best-selling author Henry Winkler.
Winkler, who is dyslexic, gained fame as the Fonz on “Happy Days,” and is known in recent years for recurring roles on “Arrested Development,” “Parks and Recreation” and “Royal Pains.” Henry has new Hank Zipzer books in his series for children, which further chronicle Hank’s adventures. With wisdom and humor, Winkler will discuss his children’s books and his own challenges with dyslexia.
Following Mr. Winkler’s discussion, a panel of experts discussed navigating resources and uncovering strategies for dyslexic students and adults.
“I was told I was lazy. I was told I was stupid. But what I learned is that how you learn has nothing to do with how brilliant you are. A learning challenge does not have to stop you from meeting your dream. You cannot give in to your fear. If I can live my dream , then there’s no reason why you can’t also.”
– Henry Winkler
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