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Ep 52: The secret power of dyslexia and the opportunities it brings with Dyslexia Inc's Joan Bohan

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Helen McGuire
by Helen McGuire

​Dyslexia affects one in five people. So why aren’t we talking about it more?

In this episode, Joan Bohan, Founder of Dyslexia, Inc. chats with us about her story and how her organisation is raising awareness of how businesses can leverage dyslexia as an opportunity.

Joan emigrated from the US to France 30 years ago. After her son was diagnosed with dyslexia, she founded Project “Dysnie” during her tenure at The Walt Disney Company - a project which sought to empower people with dyslexia. The attitudes around dyslexia and neurodivergence were very different in France from how they are today. Joan shares with us the challenges that her son faced with getting the right support during school.

Dyslexia can offer opportunity - if organisations choose to leverage it. Joan explains how and speaks about the unique advantages and outlooks that someone with dyslexia may have. The way that Joan reacted to her son’s diagnosis, and the way that she is changing the conversation around dyslexia is nothing short of inspirational.

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