We’re working on an ongoing series for Friends of Quinn, which gives adults with learning difficulties the opportunity to tell their stories. The series just launched on the Huffington Post, with an intro from Quinn Bradlee. In it, he talks about why he launched the site and the special purpose it serves.
I want to help make people feel comfortable that it’s okay to be learning-disabled. It’s not just kids. There are grown-ups who are diagnosed with LD as adults. People are still finding out that they have learning disabilities, even into middle age.
Ever since I was diagnosed with LDs, a lot of people told me and my parents that I’d never do a lot of the things that I’ve done. One of my favorite things in life is proving those people wrong.
So many folks with LD are too afraid to tell their story. I’m willing to tell mine. It’s not the world’s most exciting roller-coaster ride or anything, but it’s what happened to me. Maybe if I open up about my problems, no matter how embarrassing they might be, other people with learning disabilities might feel free to open up about theirs. I hope the website can be a forum for that.
The video series documents people with LDs who are transitioning into their adult lives.