|Very Special Arts
Description: Provides a platform for beginning visual and performing artists with challenges to share their talent in comparison with peers across the country and the globe. Programs include pre-professional development opportunities, including lectures, seminars, and creative training provides skill-building and practical insight to prepare young artists to advance in their chosen field. Affiliate organizations throughout the United States and abroad.
PUBLICATIONS ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER
Title: The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain
Authors: Dr. Brock L. Eide and Dr. Fernette F. Eide
Description: Many creative people have difficulty with reading, The authors discuss how these individuals not only perceive the written word differently but may also excel at spatial reasoning, and see insightful connections that others simply miss, understand the world in stories, and display amazing creativity.
Publication date: Revised 2012
Title: The Gift of Dyslexia: Why Some of the Smartest People Can’t Read…and How They Can Learn
Authors: Ronald D. Davis and Eldon M. Braun
Description: Outlines a unique and revolutionary program with a phenomenally high success rate in helping dyslexics learn to read and overcome other associated difficulties.
Publisher: Perigee Books
Publication Date: Revised 2010
Title: Putting Creativity to Work: Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities
Author: Paul Scribner
Description: Written by Paul Schribner. PDF format publication that can be downloaded. Provides visual and performing artists and writers who have disabilities with information to pursue a career that is creative and challenging. Describes more than 110 arts-related careers and includes the biographies of 25 artists with disabilities and the personal strategies used to succeed in pursing their dreams.
Publisher: Social Security Administration, Office of Employment Support Programs.
Title: Achievers with the Gift of Dyslexia
Description: A list that includes visual artists, musicians, inventors, actors and entertainers, and more.
Title: “The ADHD Artist’s Way” PsychCentral
Description: An article by Zoë Kessler who poses the I’d hypothesis that “there is The Artist’s Way, and then there’s The ADHD Artist’s Way.”’
Title: “ADHD, Creativity, & The Commercial Art Industry,” Under Consideration, Speak Up
Description: Penned by By Justin Genovese, Winter 2005
Title: “The Artist and Dyslexia: And Why Dyslexia in an Artist Can Be a Good Thing,” ThoughtCo.com
Description: Penned by Marion-Boddy-Evans.