Dyslexia isn’t a disability, it’s just being a little different

“Thirty years on, I’m still dyslexic. I still can’t spell, but am rather more militant about it. In fact, I think it’s your problem. After all, as the dyslexic journalist AA Gill pointed out, you’re the people who thought it was a smart idea to spell phonetically with a “ph”.

But there’s a serious point. And this was highlighted by the revelation that GCHQ is now employing 120 “neuro-diverse” intelligence officers. These individuals, who suffer either from dyslexia or dyspraxia, are employed precisely because GCHQ has recognised what some parts of society still does not: that these conditions are far from disabilities – they are simply differences. And, arrogantly, I may be worse than you lot at some things, but I’m a whole lot better than you at others.”

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Source: www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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