A study found that 80 percent of inmates in the Huntsville, Texas, state prison were functionally illiterate, and 48 percent of those were dyslexic. READ MORE HERE
TV and Film Actor, Ameer Baraka, using his Dyslexia Awareness Foundation (www.DyslexiaAwarenessFoundation.org) to help kids with dyslexia, to help with prison reform by screening prisoners for dyslexia, and to buld dyslexia treatment centers throughout the United States and around the world.
Ameer Baraka understands firsthand how undiagnosed dyslexia can dangerously alter the course of a person’s life. Ameer Baraka in first grade. “I knew something was wrong in the third grade,” he recalls. “I couldn’t spell simple words, like ‘bat’ or ‘sit.’ Every Friday we had a spelling test and I could never pass that test.” […]