I created a summary post containing links to the dyslexia blogs and associated videos, which include my 2015 TEDx Talk – Dyslexia 2.0: The Gift of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Mind.
Open Coffee is a free, informal, one-hour community gathering for individuals with dyslexia or anyone interested in the topic. The event is hosted by Dyslexic Distributors, founded by Marnix Langstraat, and based in Amsterdam.
Tiffany and Marnix will discuss her internationally recognized books: Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge and How Dyslexics Will Rule the Future. Plus, how she utilizes her creativity fueled by her dyslexic brain to write flash fiction, poetry, and short stories.
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 20:00 pm CET (Central Europe Time) or 1:00 pm CST in the U.S.
Tiffany Sunday is a key presenter at this year’s Region One Dyslexia Conference on Friday, April 22, 2022.
She will be sharing information with the students about how dyslexia is the DNA for entrepreneurship and innovation. Tiffany is the author of Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge, a book that discusses how dyslexia is a competitive edge for entrepreneurship and business ownership.
The Dyslexia presentation is based on Tiffany’s 2015 TEDx Talk – Dyslexia 2:0: The Gift of Innovation and the Entrepreneurial Mind.
Region One Presentation Topic: Dyslexia DNA of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
During her presentation, she will include examples to help the students understand how the challenges they encounter at school build tenacity and resiliency which are invaluable traits.
Tiffany will encourage students to focus on their creative talents, problem-solving skills, and unique abilities. She will share stories about when she was in school, and how she worked to overcome challenges including failing classes.
Key Points for Teachers and Parents Unable to Attend the Conference
Dyslexics are creative, entrepreneurial, and innovative.
Dyslexia enables individuals to solve complex problems.
Dyslexics develop tenacity from dealing with adversity and bouncing back from setbacks.
Finding downtime for the dyslexic brain to explore, dream, and think is important.
Dyslexics are strong leaders, who understand the big picture.
Many of our decisions are made from a “gut feeling.”
Tiffany would like to express her gratitude to everyone at Region One for this opportunity. She believes it is important to share positive information about dyslexia with students.
When I wrote Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge in 2015, companies had yet to embrace inclusion for neurodiverse individuals. The same year, I gave a TEDx Talk about the Gift of Dyslexia. Somewhere between 2015 and 2017, the neurodiversity and inclusion movement gained traction. I received multiple speaking requests and secured corporate sponsorships.
In 2017, It seems like the world has finally realized the benefits and advantages of individuals who have dyslexia and think differently. Richard Branson launched Made by Dyslexia and companies were promoting their inclusion programs.
With so much momentum I hope companies continue to promote inclusion and how adults with dyslexia can provide insight for problem solving and innovation. Companies must be willing to go outside the HR box and hire neurodiverse individuals who think differently.
Today, dozens of groups, individuals, and companies share information and build an awareness far beyond what many I thought was possible six years ago. When I was a child in school, I could never imagine a world where dyslexia is a positive trait. Now, we are educating children and others about the competitive advantages and thinking benefits of dyslexia.
When I wrote, Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge, I never thought the opening quote in the book would be recognized and requoted by so many organizations, universities, researchers, and fellow authors. I am humbled by the attention and am glad the quote continues to inspire individuals around the world.
In 2018, I wrote How Dyslexics Will Rule the Future. The book’s purpose is to provide companies and HR departments with checklists and onboarding ideas and strategies that were helpful for individuals with dyslexia. But, most importantly, I wanted to offer fellow professionals with dyslexia a resource book they could use for work and share with others.
I have always believed we (neurodiverse) individuals are here for a reason. Our unique way of viewing the world, how we solve problems, use our creativity and differences to transform ideas into reality is our greatest gift to humanity.
My Quote From Dyslexia’s Competitive Edge
“We are the visionaries, inventors, and artists. We think differently, see the world differently, and solve problems differently. It is from these differences that the dyslexic brain derives its brilliance.”