Young Adult Leadership Council

Marcos Allen

Marcos Allen has completed his sophomore year at Beacon College and will be starting his junior year in September. When he was diagnosed with dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and ADHD in fourth grade, his parents decided to homeschool him so that expectations for learning could remain high and Marcos could tap multiple resources with a flexible curriculum to learn at his own pace. His goals are to earn undergraduate and master’s degrees in art education and to secure a job teaching art. Marcos and his family have been very active in the dyslexia community, where he has had opportunities to share about living with dyslexia as a young person.

Marcos enjoys working out, hiking, and drawing. He’s excited to be a part of the Council and hopes to gain a deeper understanding of disability rights and how best to educate others to become effective self-advocates and spokespersons for individuals with learning and attention issues.

From the policy blog

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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