Richard Branson

Arguably one of the most famous British dyslexics, Richard Branson has inspired a whole generation of young people. Richard Branson has not hidden his poor academic performance as a young person at school. His headmaster is reported to have said that he would either...
Rosalind Smith – Don’t let dyslexia hold you back!

Rosalind Smith – Don’t let dyslexia hold you back!

Rosalind Smith is 9 years old and feels her strengths are her determination, imagination and her super strong legs! Rosalind is creative and loves imaginative play, science, history and reading. Her dyslexia was formally identified as she began year 3. Although...

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones

Wilfred is a classic entrepreneur and has an ‘anything is possible’ attitude to everything he approaches- even his health. Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones has led quite the life, from growing up in inner city Birmingham to surviving Leukaemia in 2014 to begin in...

B.D.A. Ambassador Luke Parsons

Luke Parsons is studying a level 3 qualification in Uniformed Public Services at Eastleigh College. He says his discovery of Dyslexia made him want to prove himself to others. He was elected as head boy of his school by peers and teachers. Luke felt that year 9 was...

Emma Wee – Neurodiverse Strategy Coach

Emma has a background in visual arts and language. She trained as a sculptor and has worked as a theatre designer for 20 years, managing and mentoring different ways of thinking. Through her work with young adults with ASD, and research around non-verbal languages,...