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Sometimes we all feel alone. Different. Like no one understands. 1in5 is here to let you know that there are others out there who do understand! You are not alone! Watch the stories below and share your own story with others to know we are in this together.

Read recent submissions below

Indivisible Disabilities and Dyslexia

By Sydney Brett

Ever since I was younger I was just like any other little kid diagnosed with dyslexia at a very young age. Because of my dyslexia I got bullied by not only my peers but even a few special education teachers as well... Read more

Posted on: 7/26/2017

Dyslexia Stereotypes

By Sydney Brett

Having dyslexia or any type of learning disability there will always be stereotypes. People automatically think I am dumb and stupid and I am not smart enough or cannot ride to the occasion when in reality there are so many people that have dyslexia and they are some of the most intelligent people. Read more

Posted on: 3/28/2017

Megan's Self Advocacy Presentation

Megan, a sixth grade YES! member, shares her presentation she uses to introduce herself as dyslexic to new teachers.

Category: Self Advocacy

Posted: 9/27/2016

Matthew's Self Advocacy Presentation

Matthew, a third grader, shares his presentation he uses to introduce himself as dyslexic to new teachers.

Category: Self Advocacy

Posted: 9/27/2016

Mickey's YES! Presentation

Mickey shares his experiences being a student with dyslexia.

Category: Other
Posted on: 9/16/2015

Victoria's Story

By Victoria T.

High school student Victoria shares her experiences being a student with dyslexia.

Category: Other
Posted on: 10/15/2015

This is my fight song

By Sophia

This is a letter to my 5th grade teacher asking her to help me be successful this year.

Category: Self Advocacy Presentation
Posted on: 08/11/2015

From Dyslexic Struggling Reader to Valedictorian

By Dustin H

Diagnosed with severe dyslexia as an elementary school student, Dustin struggled below grade level in reading and writing — even as he shined in math and science.

Category: Other
Posted on: 08/06/2015

Dyslexia By Treyton

By Treyton

Third grader explains his perspective on dyslexia from feelings, diagnosis, accommodations, and tips.

Category: Self-Advocacy Presentation
Posted on: 08/04/2015

Dyslexic Renegade

By Leia Schwartz

I wrote this as a jurnal on the last day of school. I want everyone to know my exirpens in school. June 26, 2015 Dear school who thinks I don't count, I'm releved your over and I don't have to go back for two mounths. You made me feel dum and like I don't count. Do you know how I know I don't count? You rol your eyes when I ask for help. Read more...

Category: Self-Advocacy Presentation
Posted on: 08/04/2015

School Experiences with Dyslexia

By Samantha

Most of my teachers were good to me. In kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade I went to a Montessori School, which was actually a public charter school. I had the same teacher for 1st and 2nd grade. She would pull me aside to do word reading, and she helped me a lot personally. Read more...

Category: My Story
Posted on: 08/04/2015