Success Stories


Adults with LD: Success Stories – NCLD

  • On this resource page, the NCLD offers numerous links to interviews with notable public figures who have learning disability as well as ordinary individuals with learning disability who have overcome obstacles associated with their diagnoses.

The World Needs All Kinds of Minds – Temple Grandin (TED Talks)

  • In this TED Talk, Temple Grandin, a well-known doctor of animal science who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 5, explains why the world needs “different kinds of minds,” including the variety of perspectives provided by students on the autism spectrum. Visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all other thinking patterns bring unique strengths to the world. Grandin also offers a fascinating glimpse into how she thinks as a scientist with autism and illustrates how this thought process was essential for her success in the animal science field.

The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity

  • Yale University provides an index of successful professionals who have all been diagnosed with dyslexia and made notable or groundbreaking contributions to their respective fields. Numerous professionals in the STEM fields, including physicians, scientists, and economists are featured along with a variety of other successful public figures.