My Life With Dyslexia Panel Discussion

SANTA BARBARA, CA – April 18, 2017

The Santa Barbara Public Library presents “My Life with Dyslexia,” a panel discussion, on Tuesday, May 2, from 6:45 to 8:00 p.m. Four local adults will discuss their experiences growing up with dyslexia, and how they met challenges and embraced their gifts.

Panelists include architect Paul Zink, graphic designer Christine Feldman, SBHS athletic director Joe Chenoweth, and pastry chef Jordan Thomas. These successful individuals will share stories and insights about their struggles and successes. Dyslexia is a brain-based, phonological processing disorder that affects up to one in five children. Individuals with dyslexia face challenges manipulating language. Occurring along a continuum from mild to severe, dyslexia is an example of neurodiversity rather than a “disease.”

The program will meet in the Adult Literacy Center on the main floor of the Central Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. in Santa Barbara.

The event is supported by Team Read, a joint project of the Santa Barbara Public Library’s Adult Literacy Program, the community group Dyslexia Santa Barbara, and an Adult Education Block Grant administered by Santa Barbara City College. The library’s Dyslexia Project will present additional events, including free training parents and tutors who want to help individuals with dyslexia, throughout the year. For more information, call 805-564-5619 or contact

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Contact: Beverly Schwartzberg, Library Services Coordinator, Central Library
Phone: (805) 564-5619

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