Eagle Scouts & Great Ambassadors for Dyslexia, Dysgraphia

1/5/2016

Eagle Scout William Bauman from Grayslake, Illinois, was asked to speak to Cub Scouts about dyslexia and dysgraphia (watch here). He told the kids that reading, writing and spelling are challenging for him, but he works hard and has achieved better than average grades. “A misspelled world does not define who I am or what I can do in this world.”

Public speaking is a ‪#‎STRENGTH‬ of William’s. In fact, he was invited by NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse, Jr. to speak at a press conference in Florida for the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow campaign. William’s Eagle Scout project on distracted driving prompted the invitation.

 

Eagle Scout Scott Forsythe from Fort Wayne, Indiana, spoke to our Dyslexia Buddy Network about dyslexia and dysgraphia (watch here), and his message about perseverance, assistive technology and self-advocacy left our kids feeling empowered. Like William, public speaking is a #STRENGTH of his. Scott is the 17-year old founder of DyslexicKids.net and he plans to become a computer engineer. We have no doubt that he will accomplish anything he sets his mind to! Check out Scott’s online resume, list of awards and speeches at ScottAForsythe.com
A few of his awards are:
  • Eagle Scout with 3 Palms, Boy Scouts of America, Project: “List of Dyslexic-friendly Books for Beginning Readers” now used by libraries nationwide
  • President’s Award for Educational Excellence from the U.S. Department of Education
  • Points of Light Award
  • American Citizenship Award
  • Robert P.Sheppard Leadership Award

 

For Boys Scouts of America Special Needs Accommodations, see the links on our Resource page .
Excellent job, William and Scott! We are proud of you and you are both great ambassadors for dyslexia and dysgraphia!