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I compiled the disabilies list for your use. Linda
One of the teachers on the Getty arts ed. list serve is searching for =
artists with learning disabilities. I thought perhaps some of the =
teachers on the grad list might be interested. If anyone has =
suggestions or other famous people who are learning disabled, I will =
forward it to that list also. Thanks in advance. Linda Kelty
Chuck Close speaks about his learning disability in the video which I =
from Sax. He talks about how he became the class clown and played with=20
puppets and passed high school classes by doing the project option. It =
inspiring video in many ways...he has had had to overcome tremendous=20
obstacles many times in his life, but expresses such a sense of =
for still being able to paint. I also ordered the book which Sax sells =
same package...it is good too, but I can't remember if it mentions his=20
learning disability or not.
I watched a program on PBS about Rauschenberg recently. I believe they=20
mentioned that he is dyslexic. CL from PA
Sorry, I was offline for a short time. The Chuck Close video is called
"Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress, product # 586 287J and we have =
quite a few. There is also a book called Chuck Close: Up Close product =
496J $19.95. The set of both products #572 447J $44.95 The feedback we =
is good. Hope this helps. Judy McCracken
I had seen the posting about learning disabled artists and came across =
global education newsletter suppored by the Stanley Foundation. There =
several famous people with challenges. I know you have some info. but =
sending this on the off chance that you may not have these names.
Famous people with dyslexia:
Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Michael Heseltine,
Woodrow Wilson, George Bush, George Patton, George Burns, Jackie Stewart
(racing driver), Duncan Goodhew (Olympic Swimmer), Tom Cruise, Whoopi
Goldberg, Susan Hampshire, Danny Glover, Cher.
Stephen Hawkin, scientist, diagnosed with ALS
Frida Kahlo, artist, childhood polio and bus accident at 18
Moses (Exodus 4:10-12)
Bob Love (NBA All-Star)
James Ear Jones
King George VI
F.W. Woolworth labeled as slow as a child
Walt Disney was slow in school and a poor student
Hans Christian Anderson had difficulty reading even though he told =
Einsten didn't talk until age 4 or read til age 9. Labeled slow, =
Tom Cruise is dyslexic and learns his lines by listening to a tape.
They list a web site at the end of the newsletter that may have more =
for you. It is
Hope this helps. Linda K. in Iowa
>THANKS VERY MUCH Judy and all who replied to my request for info on =
>who have/had learning disabilities!!! You have been most helpful.
>Hopefully, we will be able to help the teenager I am working with and
>Sincerely, Lisa in S.D.=20
Thomas Armstrong believes that there are no disabilities and that the =
use of Mi would *fix* them.=20
I read this somewhere. Interesting, no?
Great List, Linda, that's a real keeper
I'd have to add singer Mel Tillis to the stutterer's! =20
painter David Hockney is seriously hearing impaired=20
painter Sam Gilliam has bi-polar disorder.=20
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