Malloy talks to students about learning disorders

By Maggie Gordon

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Talk Learning DisorderGov. Dannel P. Malloy travelled over the state line Wednesday to speak to Windward School students about how dyslexia has shaped his life and how he turned the learning disorder into a strength.

“There aren’t that many schools in the country that specialize in what this school does, so I was happy to come and see them,” Malloy said. Windward is a co-educational day school in White Plains serving first- through ninth-graders with dyslexia and other language-based learning disorders. About 20 percent of the school’s students live in lower Fairfield County.

“I think sometimes to share experiences and have people understand that there is light at the end of the tunnel and you can get through it,” he said. “Part of the problem growing up with learning disabilities is that it’s very easy to get discouraged, so if I inspire a couple of them in a moment of weakness, that’s a good thing to do.”

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