“Anyone can become angry- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way- this is not easy.” Aristotle
Famous People with Learning Disabilities Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein –He did not speak until age 3. –He was thought to be simple minded, until it was realized that he was able to achieve by visualizing rather than by the use of language. –His work on relativity, which revolutionized modern physics, was created in his spare time. “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
Thomas Alva Edison He was unable to read until he was twelve years old and his writing skills were poor throughout his life.He was unable to read until he was twelve years old and his writing skills were poor throughout his life.
George Washington He was unable to spell throughout his life and his grammar usage was very poor.He was unable to spell throughout his life and his grammar usage was very poor. His brother suggested that perhaps surveying in the backwoods might be an appropriate career for young George.His brother suggested that perhaps surveying in the backwoods might be an appropriate career for young George.
Woodrow Wilson President of the USA and Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President of USA, were both severely dyslexic.President of the USA and Nelson Rockefeller, Vice President of USA, were both severely dyslexic.
Tom Cruise Is unable to read due to severe dyslexia.Is unable to read due to severe dyslexia. He is able to memorize lines and perform on stage and screen.He is able to memorize lines and perform on stage and screen.
Harriet Tubman As a child he was struck on the head by an overseer.As a child he was struck on the head by an overseer. The blow fractured her skull and resulted in narcolepsy for the rest of her life.The blow fractured her skull and resulted in narcolepsy for the rest of her life. At the age of 29 she escaped from slavery and lead others to freedom throughout the course of her life.At the age of 29 she escaped from slavery and lead others to freedom throughout the course of her life.
Abraham Lincoln At the age of twelve he fell off a horse while visiting a farm several hours from his Kentucky home.At the age of twelve he fell off a horse while visiting a farm several hours from his Kentucky home. From that point forward he experienced periods of “dazing off” and completely being unaware of his surroundings.From that point forward he experienced periods of “dazing off” and completely being unaware of his surroundings.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt U.S. President (1882-1945)U.S. President (1882-1945) –Due to polio, he was mostly confined to a wheelchair throughout most of his life.
People with Dyslexia Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein Henry FordHenry Ford Thomas EdisonThomas Edison Alexander Graham BellAlexander Graham Bell Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci Charles SchwabCharles Schwab Walt DisneyWalt Disney George BurnsGeorge Burns CherCher Jay Leno Whoopi Goldberg Danny Glover Greg Louganis General George Patton Winston Churchill Woodrow Wilson Nelson Rockefeller
Stutters Mel Tillis, 1976 Country Music Entertainer of the YearMel Tillis, 1976 Country Music Entertainer of the Year James Earl Jones, over came stuttering by reading Shakespeare alone in a fieldJames Earl Jones, over came stuttering by reading Shakespeare alone in a field Bruce WillisBruce Willis Charles 1, King from 1625- 1649Charles 1, King from 1625- 1649 Charles DarwinCharles Darwin Bob Love, 3x NBA All-Star and led Chicago Bulls in scoring for 7 consecutive seasons Walter Annenberg, founder of TV Guide & Seventeen Clara Barton, founder of American Red Cross Marilyn Monroe
Famous People with Epilepsy Lord ByronLord Byron Charles DickensCharles Dickens Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie Alexander the GreatAlexander the Great Julius CaesarJulius Caesar SocratesSocrates Leonardo da VinciLeonardo da Vinci MichelangeloMichelangelo
Famous People who have Battled Depression Buzz Aldrin, astronautBuzz Aldrin, astronaut Ned Beatty, actorNed Beatty, actor C.E. Chaffin, writer & poetC.E. Chaffin, writer & poet John Daly, golf proJohn Daly, golf pro Gordon Summer (Sting), top 25 performers in 2001Gordon Summer (Sting), top 25 performers in 2001 Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Van Damme Barbara Bush, former 1 st LadyBarbara Bush, former 1 st Lady Drew CareyDrew Carey Jim Carey Dick Clark Sheryl Crow Queen Elizabeth Anthony Hopkins Janet Jackson Ozzy Osbourne Boris Yeltsin, former President, Russia George Stephenopoulos
Other Famous People with Learning Disabilities John F. KennedyJohn F. Kennedy George C. ScottGeorge C. Scott Tom SmothersTom Smothers “Magic” Johnson“Magic” Johnson Carl LewisCarl Lewis Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone John LennonJohn Lennon Robert KennedyRobert Kennedy Wright BrothersWright Brothers Thomas ThoreauThomas Thoreau George Bernard Shaw Beethoven Galileo Mozart Henry Winkler F. Scott Fitzgerald Robin Williams Dwight D. Eisenhower Dustin Hoffman Werner Von Braun, brains behind 1 st generation of rocketry
Everyone has misfortunes. Life is defined by how we handle this misfortunes. “10% of the problem we can’t control. However, it is the 90% that we can control that determines the outcome.” Lack confidenceLack confidence WorryWorry Become angryBecome angry Blame othersBlame others
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