Famous People

Celebrities With Dyslexia, ADHD and Dyscalculia

From Justin Timberlake to Whoopi Goldberg, many celebrities who learn and think differently. Read ab…

Video: Gavin Newsom Opens Up About His Dyslexia

Did you know that Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, has dyslexia? In this video, he a…

Video: Comedian Dena Blizzard Opens Up About Her Daughter’s Anxiety

Watch as comedian Dena Blizzard, creator of One Funny Mother, talks about her daughter's journey wit…

STEM Stars Who Learn and Think Differently

Inspire your child with success stories about scientists with learning disabilities like dyslexia. P…

10 Oscar Winners With Dyslexia

There are lots of Oscar winners with dyslexia. See this list of Academy Award winners with dyslexia.…

11 Children’s Book Authors With Dyslexia

Kids with dyslexia may relate to authors who, like them, struggle with reading. Discover 11 children…

Video: Michelle Carter Wins Olympic Gold With Dyslexia and ADHD

School was never easy for Michelle Carter, who has dyslexia and ADHD. But she found her talent and i…

Celebrity Spotlight: Superstar Cher Triumphs With Dyslexia and Dyscalculia

Cher has dyslexia, dyscalculia and many awards to her famous name. Learn how reading and math issues…

Video: Actor Bex Taylor-Klaus on Being Kicked Out of School and Embracing “Different Wiring”

Actor Bex Taylor-Klaus of "The Killing" and "Voltron" talks about struggling with learning and atten…

Celebrity Spotlight: Why Journalist Lisa Ling Was “Relieved” by Her ADHD Diagnosis

Learn how journalist Lisa Ling discovered she has ADHD—and why she believes her attention issues hav…

Celebrity Spotlight: Dyslexia Can’t Stop Octavia Spencer’s Success

Dyslexia made Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer nervous about reading aloud for the audio versio…

Celebrity Spotlight: “Henry Danger” Actor Jace Norman Uses Dyslexia to His Advantage

On screen, Jace Norman is the star of Nickelodeon's popular show, "Henry Danger." Off screen he's sh…

Celebrity Spotlight: Cara Delevingne on Dyspraxia, Depression and Kicking Butt as an Actress

Find out what helped Cara Delevingne with dyspraxia and depression. Learn how she trained for Valeri…

Video: Journalist Byron Pitts on Faith, Family, and Overcoming Reading Challenges

Hear Byron Pitts' inspiring story about going from a poor child in Baltimore who couldn't read to a …

Video: Stanley Cup Champ Brent Sopel on Hiding Reading Struggles “Behind His Stick”

Former Chicago Blackhawk and Stanley Cup winner Brent Sopel opens up about his struggle with reading…

Celebrity Spotlight: Anderson Cooper No Longer Hides His Dyslexia

As a kid, Anderson Cooper hid his dyslexia from his peers. Now an award-winning news anchor, he cred…

Celebrity Spotlight: Why will.i.am Says ADHD Fuels His Creativity

Will.i.am, Grammy-award winning founder of the Black Eyed Peas, credits his mom and ADHD for helping…

Celebrity Quotes: Learning From Challenges

Ever wonder what famous people have to say about their learning and attention issues? Here, quotes f…

Celebrity Spotlight: Singer-Songwriter Florence Welch Is Proud of Her Dyspraxia

Florence Welch is the dazzling voice behind the band Florence + the Machine. She also has dyspraxia.…

Celebrity Spotlight: Salma Hayek Owns Her Dyslexia

Salma Hayek says dyslexia is part of her identity. Read how it didn't hold her back as an actress, p…

Celebrity Spotlight: How Michael Phelps’ ADHD Helped Him Make Olympic History

He's the most decorated Olympian of all time. Find out how Michael Phelps' trouble with focus helped…

Celebrity Spotlight: Mary Tyler Moore Was Grateful to Finally Discover Her Dyscalculia

The beloved star of the famed "Mary Tyler Moore Show" had a tough time learning and making friends a…

Video: New England Patriot Lawrence Guy on Overcoming Stigma and Being Your Best

NFL football player Lawrence Guy talks about growing up with learning disabilities and playing profe…

Video: 9 Questions With Max Brooks on His Dyslexia Challenges and Successes

Max Brooks, author of World War Z, talks about growing up with dyslexia and how he became a writer.

Elected Officials With Dyslexia

These elected officials with dyslexia didn't allow reading issues to hold them back. Read about poli…

9 Presidents Who Made a Difference in Education

Learn about U.S. presidents who made an impact on education. See how these 9 recent presidents made …

Daymond John and Mom: Learning From Experience

Hear from "Shark Tank" star Daymond John and his mom, Shark Mama John, as they talk about his childh…

Video: Actress Wendy Davis on Having ADHD and Parenting a Child With ADHD

Wendy Davis, of Lifetime's "Army Wives," talks about growing up with ADHD and her daughter's diagnos…

Video: Race Car Driver Dusty Davis on Growing Up With ADHD

Hear from professional race car driver Dusty Davis and his parents on the challenges of ADHD—and str…

Video: Actor Kenny Johnson on His Dyslexia Struggles and Successes

Watch actor Kenny Johnson, of The Shield, Cold Case and more, on his struggles and successes with dy…

Video: Talent Agent Ari Emanuel on Having Dyslexia and Raising Kids With Dyslexia

Talent agent Ari Emanuel talks about growing up with dyslexia and how it's different for his kids to…

Celebrities With Dyslexia, ADHD and Dyscalculia

From Justin Timberlake to Whoopi Goldberg, many celebrities who learn and think differently. Read ab…

Oscar Winner Iñárritu Draws on ADHD as He Makes Films

Alejandro González Iñárritu, who has ADHD, won the 2016 Best Director Academy Award for “The Revenan…

ADHD Success Stories

Share these ADHD success stories with your child. These celebrities and successful adults and childr…