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David Flink was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD at the age of 9. While he struggled through much of his pre-college education, he ultimately began to excel academically, and today he holds a bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from Brown University and a master’s degree in disability studies in education from Columbia University. Flink founded Eye to Eye, a mentoring program for students with learning disabilities. Eye to Eye has organized over 250 public education events for some 15,000 educators, parents, and students and has over 55 mentoring chapters in 22 states.
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