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When Michael was a student, the last place he ever thought he would end up working in, is a school. Growing up with dyslexia and ADHD, Michael worked hard in school but his results did not reflect his effort. At the time, there wasn't a lot of information available about learning disabilities or about ADHD. So even though he had a diagnosis, his teachers just didn't know what to do with it. They didn't know how to help.

It was up to Michael to make his own accommodations until he found the support he needed, in educators who advocated on his behalf and an organization that understood his disability. That made all the difference.

Michael hated school. He struggled through school, but he knew there was a better way to support students with LDs, because he had experienced it firsthand.

To hear Michael's full story, click here to listen to the TalkLD podcast episode "Behind Enemy Lines: How THAT Student Became a Vice Principal".


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